Extensive Genetic Diversity a Profitable Tool to Improve Eggplant against Drought Stress
Solanaceae is a source of several domesticated species with various morphological traits. The various diversities could be observed among Eggplants population. Eggplant is sensitive to water shortage stress and needs adequate water during its growing season, but it is more tolerant to drought and heat stress than the other vegetables and Solanum genus. Induction of tolerance to abiotic stresses is one of major breeding programs in eggplants. Therefore, identification an existing genetic resources is the main stage to cope with abiotic stresses. Investigation among these categorizations could be beneficial to pick up proper class with morphological traits that are suitable to enhance drought tolerance. In this study several drought tolerant genotypes and also beneficial traits have been presented that could be utilized in eggplant breeding programs to cope with drought stress condition.