Transformation in Solanum melongena L. (Eggplant)

  • M. Leone
  • H. Filippone
  • P. F. Lurquin
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 22)


Eggplant (Solanum melogena L.) (2n = 24) belongs to the Solanaceae family. It is a biennial with a moderately extensive root system. Mature plants display a branched main stem with a woody base. Leaves are simple, alternate, and large. The violet or purple flowers, single or in cluster opposite the leaves, are hermaphroditic. Eggplant is mostly an autogamous species, the amount of cross-pollination ranging between 6 and 20% when plots are less than 50 m apart. Fruits at maturity vary in size (7.5 to 15 cm diameter), shape (long, ovate or pyriform), and color (dark purple to white). Descriptions for eggplant have been published by the International Board for Plant Genetic Resources, Rome.


Somatic Embryo Somatic Embryogenesis Agrobacterium Strain Solanum Melongena Chromosomal Background 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Leone
    • 1
  • H. Filippone
    • 2
  • P. F. Lurquin
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro di Studio per il Miglioramento Genetico degli OrtaggiCNRPorticiItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento Scienze Agronomiche e genetica Vegetale Universita di NapoliPorticiItaly
  3. 3.Department of Genetics and Cell BiologyWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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