Somaclonal Variation in Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.)

  • R. Alicchio
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 11)


Eggplant (Solanum melongena L., n = 12), is cultivated in all the Mediterranean and in Asian countries, from where most of the production derives. Northeastern India and, secondarily, China are believed to be the centers ofdiffusion ofthis plant (Vavilov 1951).The species is well adapted to tropical weather, requiring a long hot season to mature fruits. In temperate climates, plants are often started in hotbeds and transplanted outdoors in late spring.


Anther Culture Somaclonal Variation Solanum Melongena Selfed Progeny Toxic Medium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Alicchio
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  1. 1.Department of Evolutionary and Experimental BiologyUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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