Genetic Enhancement of Tomato Crop for Abiotic Stress Tolerance

  • Avverahally Thamanna Sadashiva
  • Manohar George Christopher
  • Thilakadavu Krishnamurthy Krithika


India being the second largest producer of tomato will still fall short of the country’s requirement. The main concern is the decreasing productivity due to negative effects of environmental stresses. Production of tomato is subjected to many abiotic stresses, mainly heat and drought. In order to sustain tomato production with present day challenges, we need to have a thorough knowledge of the plant’s reaction toward the stress and develop sufficient genetically enhanced varieties or hybrids which are tolerant and capable of mitigating the stress. Here we have made an attempt to address the challenge thrown to the breeders by the changing climatic scenario.


Drought Stress Heat Stress Fruit Development Tomato Fruit Cherry Tomato 
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  • Avverahally Thamanna Sadashiva
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  • Manohar George Christopher
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  • Thilakadavu Krishnamurthy Krithika
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Vegetable CropsIndian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBangaloreIndia

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