solanum melongena

Summary

Summary: A plant species of the genus SOLANUM, family SOLANACEAE. The fruit is a large, egg-shaped berry, varying in color from dark purple to red, yellowish, or white. The leaves are large and ovate. The flowers are pendant, violet, and two inches across.

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  1. Sadilova E, Stintzing F, Carle R. Anthocyanins, colour and antioxidant properties of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) and violet pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) peel extracts. Z Naturforsch C. 2006;61:527-35 pubmed
    Acetone extracts from eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) and violet pepper (Capsicum annuum L...
  2. Kiba A, Takata O, Ohnishi K, Hikichi Y. Comparative analysis of induction pattern of programmed cell death and defense-related responses during hypersensitive cell death and development of bacterial necrotic leaf spots in eggplant. Planta. 2006;224:981-94 pubmed
    ..However, there may be differences not only in the induction kinetics and level of plant responses but also in the infection-related responses between HR and NLS...
  3. Billaud C, Maraschin C, Chow Y, Chériot S, Peyrat Maillard M, Nicolas J. Maillard reaction products as "natural antibrowning" agents in fruit and vegetable technology. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2005;49:656-62 pubmed
    ..Technological assays were also performed to test the efficiency of selected MRPs in the prevention of enzymatic browning in raw and minimally processed fruits and vegetables...
  4. Chaouachi M, El Malki R, Bérard A, Romaniuk M, Laval V, Brunel D, et al. Development of a real-time PCR method for the differential detection and quantification of four solanaceae in GMO analysis: potato (Solanum tuberosum), tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), eggplant (Solanum melongena), and pepper (Capsicum annuum). J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56:1818-28 pubmed publisher
    ..potato (Solanum tuberosum), tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), pepper (Capsicum annuum), and eggplant (Solanum melongena)...
  5. Toppino L, Kooiker M, Lindner M, Dreni L, Rotino G, Kater M. Reversible male sterility in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) by artificial microRNA-mediated silencing of general transcription factor genes. Plant Biotechnol J. 2011;9:684-92 pubmed publisher
    ..1997), we provide a novel example of complete transgene containment in eggplant, which enables biological mitigation measures for the benefit of coexistence or biosafety purposes for GM crop cultivation...
  6. Kwon Y, Apostolidis E, Shetty K. In vitro studies of eggplant (Solanum melongena) phenolics as inhibitors of key enzymes relevant for type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Bioresour Technol. 2008;99:2981-8 pubmed
    ..This phenolic antioxidant-enriched dietary strategy also has the potential to reduce hyperglycemia-induced pathogenesis linked to cellular oxidation stress. These results provide strong rationale for further animal and clinical studies...
  7. Fukuoka H, Yamaguchi H, Nunome T, Negoro S, Miyatake K, Ohyama A. Accumulation, functional annotation, and comparative analysis of expressed sequence tags in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.), the third pole of the genus Solanum species after tomato and potato. Gene. 2010;450:76-84 pubmed publisher
    Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) is a widely grown vegetable crop that belongs to the genus Solanum, which is comprised of more than 1000 species of wide genetic and phenotypic variation...
  8. Mennella G, Rotino G, Fibiani M, D Alessandro A, Francese G, Toppino L, et al. Characterization of health-related compounds in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) lines derived from introgression of allied species. J Agric Food Chem. 2010;58:7597-603 pubmed publisher
    ..the nutraceutical and health-promoting compounds or the antioxidant properties of innovative eggplant (Solanum melongena L...
  9. Capriles P, Dias A, Costa T, Oliveira M, Faria M, Moura E, et al. Effect of eggplant (Solanum melongena) extract on the in vitro labeling of blood elements with technetium-99m and on the biodistribution of sodium pertechnetate in rats. Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 2002;48:771-6 pubmed
    ..Moreover, as eggplant is metabolized in the liver, this fact could justify the alteration of the uptake in this organ...

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  1. Borgato L, Conicella C, Pisani F, Furini A. Production and characterization of arboreous and fertile Solanum melongena + Solanum marginatum somatic hybrid plants. Planta. 2007;226:961-9 pubmed
    ..The practicability of this was tested for Solanum melongena. Leaf protoplasts of S...
  2. Lebeau A, Daunay M, Frary A, Palloix A, Wang J, Dintinger J, et al. Bacterial wilt resistance in tomato, pepper, and eggplant: genetic resources respond to diverse strains in the Ralstonia solanacearum species complex. Phytopathology. 2011;101:154-65 pubmed publisher
    ..Pathoprofiles with high aggressiveness were mainly found in strains from phylotypes I, IIB, and III. One pathoprofile included a strain that overcame almost all resistance sources...
  3. Demir K, Bakir M, Sarikamiş G, Acunalp S. Genetic diversity of eggplant (Solanum melongena) germplasm from Turkey assessed by SSR and RAPD markers. Genet Mol Res. 2010;9:1568-76 pubmed publisher
    ..Primer OPB07 was the most polymorphic, generating 64% polymorphic bands; the rest of the primers gave less than 50% polymorphism. UPGMA dendrograms were used to examine the genetic relatedness of the genotypes...
  4. Nunome T, Negoro S, Kono I, Kanamori H, Miyatake K, Yamaguchi H, et al. Development of SSR markers derived from SSR-enriched genomic library of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.). Theor Appl Genet. 2009;119:1143-53 pubmed publisher
    Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.), also known as aubergine or brinjal, is an important vegetable in many countries. Few useful molecular markers have been reported for eggplant...
  5. Nisha P, Abdul Nazar P, Jayamurthy P. A comparative study on antioxidant activities of different varieties of Solanum melongena. Food Chem Toxicol. 2009;47:2640-4 pubmed publisher
  6. Wu F, Eannetta N, Xu Y, Tanksley S. A detailed synteny map of the eggplant genome based on conserved ortholog set II (COSII) markers. Theor Appl Genet. 2009;118:927-35 pubmed publisher
  7. Mennella G, Lo Scalzo R, Fibiani M, D Alessandro A, Francese G, Toppino L, et al. Chemical and bioactive quality traits during fruit ripening in eggplant (S. melongena L.) and allied species. J Agric Food Chem. 2012;60:11821-31 pubmed publisher
    ..This study highlighted the pattern of accumulation, also evidencing variations, of several phytochemicals during the eggplant fruit development and ripening...
  8. Miyatake K, Saito T, Negoro S, Yamaguchi H, Nunome T, Ohyama A, et al. Development of selective markers linked to a major QTL for parthenocarpy in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.). Theor Appl Genet. 2012;124:1403-13 pubmed publisher
    ..To identify the loci controlling parthenocarpy in eggplant (Solanum melongena L...
  9. Ballari R, Martin A, Gowda L. Detection and identification of genetically modified EE-1 brinjal (Solanum melongena) by single, multiplex and SYBR® real-time PCR. J Sci Food Agric. 2013;93:340-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Consumer health concerns and implementation of international labelling legislation demand reliable analytical detection methods for genetically modified (GM) varieties...
  10. Ge H, Liu Y, Zhang J, Han H, Li H, Shao W, et al. Simple sequence repeat-based association analysis of fruit traits in eggplant (Solanum melongena). Genet Mol Res. 2013;12:5651-63 pubmed publisher
    ..A total of 141 eggplant (Solanum melongena L...
  11. Pramod S, Venkatesh Y. Allergy to eggplant (Solanum melongena) caused by a putative secondary metabolite. J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2008;18:59-62 pubmed
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report of allergy to the ingestion of eggplant in which a nonprotein secondary metabolite has been detected as an allergen...
  12. Wang J, Gao T, Knapp S. Ancient Chinese literature reveals pathways of eggplant domestication. Ann Bot. 2008;102:891-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, the considerable body of ancient Chinese literature is used to explore the domestication process that has occurred with the eggplant (Solanum melongena), an important vegetable in Old World.
  13. Knapp S, Vorontsova M, Prohens J. Wild relatives of the eggplant (Solanum melongena L.: Solanaceae): new understanding of species names in a complex group. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e57039 pubmed publisher
    The common or brinjal eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) belongs to the Leptostemonum Clade (the "spiny" solanums) of the species-rich genus Solanum (Solanaceae)...
  14. Matsubara K, Kaneyuki T, Miyake T, Mori M. Antiangiogenic activity of nasunin, an antioxidant anthocyanin, in eggplant peels. J Agric Food Chem. 2005;53:6272-5 pubmed
    ..These results imply that nasunin with both antioxidant and antiangiogenic activities might be useful to prevent angiogenesis-related diseases...
  15. Rawat R, Xu Z, Yao K, Chye M. Identification of cis-elements for ethylene and circadian regulation of the Solanum melongena gene encoding cysteine proteinase. Plant Mol Biol. 2005;57:629-43 pubmed
    We have previously shown that the expression of SmCP which encodes Solanum melongena cysteine proteinase is ethylene-inducible and is under circadian control. To understand the regulation of SmCP, a 1...
  16. Doganlar S, Frary A, Daunay M, Lester R, Tanksley S. A comparative genetic linkage map of eggplant (Solanum melongena) and its implications for genome evolution in the solanaceae. Genetics. 2002;161:1697-711 pubmed
    ..genetic linkage map based on tomato cDNA, genomic DNA, and EST markers was constructed for eggplant, Solanum melongena. The map consists of 12 linkage groups, spans 1480 cM, and contains 233 markers...
  17. Gantasala N, Papolu P, Thakur P, Kamaraju D, Sreevathsa R, Rao U. Selection and validation of reference genes for quantitative gene expression studies by real-time PCR in eggplant (Solanum melongena L). BMC Res Notes. 2013;6:312 pubmed publisher
    ..In the present work, we illustrate the first evaluation of potential internal control or reference genes across different developmental stages of eggplant for reliable quantification of transcripts by real-time PCR...
  18. Harish Babu B, Mahesh P, Venkatesh Y. A cross-sectional study on the prevalence of food allergy to eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) reveals female predominance. Clin Exp Allergy. 2008;38:1795-802 pubmed publisher
    Only a few case reports of allergy to eggplant (Solanum melongena) have been reported. A relatively large number of individuals appear to experience food-related symptoms to eggplant in India.
  19. Stàgel A, Portis E, Toppino L, Rotino G, Lanteri S. Gene-based microsatellite development for mapping and phylogeny studies in eggplant. BMC Genomics. 2008;9:357 pubmed publisher
    Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) is a member of the Solanaceae family. In spite of its widespread cultivation and nutritional and economic importance, its genome has not as yet been extensively investigated...
  20. Lo Scalzo R, Fibiani M, Mennella G, Rotino G, Dal Sasso M, Culici M, et al. Thermal treatment of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) increases the antioxidant content and the inhibitory effect on human neutrophil burst. J Agric Food Chem. 2010;58:3371-9 pubmed publisher
    ..00 microg/mL. These results showed that the thermal treatment commonly used before consumption can increase the content and biological activity of antioxidant compounds of eggplants...
  21. Mishra B, Gautam S, Sharma A. Free phenolics and polyphenol oxidase (PPO): the factors affecting post-cut browning in eggplant (Solanum melongena). Food Chem. 2013;139:105-14 pubmed publisher
  22. Yang L, Jue D, Li W, Zhang R, Chen M, Yang Q. Identification of MiRNA from eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) by small RNA deep sequencing and their response to Verticillium dahliae infection. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e72840 pubmed publisher
    ..in model systems, less is known in other plants with limited genome sequence data, including eggplant (Solanum melongena L.)...
  23. Akanitapichat P, Phraibung K, Nuchklang K, Prompitakkul S. Antioxidant and hepatoprotective activities of five eggplant varieties. Food Chem Toxicol. 2010;48:3017-21 pubmed publisher
    ..6371-0.8842) and antioxidant activities (r = 0.5846-0.9588), indicating the contribution of the phenolic antioxidant present in eggplant to its hepatoprotective effect on t-BuOOH-induced toxicity...
  24. Whitaker B, Stommel J. Distribution of hydroxycinnamic acid conjugates in fruit of commercial eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) cultivars. J Agric Food Chem. 2003;51:3448-54 pubmed
    ..Dicaffeoylquinic and 3-O-acetyl chlorogenic acids were most variable among the cultivars. Dicaffeoyquinic acids were most abundant in the blossom end, whereas 3-O-acetyl esters were highest in the midsection...
  25. Fukuoka H, Miyatake K, Nunome T, Negoro S, Shirasawa K, Isobe S, et al. Development of gene-based markers and construction of an integrated linkage map in eggplant by using Solanum orthologous (SOL) gene sets. Theor Appl Genet. 2012;125:47-56 pubmed publisher
    We constructed an integrated DNA marker linkage map of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) using DNA marker segregation data sets obtained from two independent intraspecific F(2) populations...
  26. Hurtado M, Vilanova S, Plazas M, Gramazio P, Fonseka H, Fonseka R, et al. Diversity and relationships of eggplants from three geographically distant secondary centers of diversity. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e41748 pubmed publisher
    Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) was domesticated in the Indo-Birmanian region, which is also the primary center of diversity for this crop...
  27. Barchi L, Lanteri S, Portis E, Stàgel A, Valè G, Toppino L, et al. Segregation distortion and linkage analysis in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.). Genome. 2010;53:805-15 pubmed publisher
  28. Botelho F, Enéas L, Cesar G, Bizzotto C, Tavares E, Oliveira F, et al. Effects of eggplant (Solanum melongena) on the atherogenesis and oxidative stress in LDL receptor knock out mice (LDLR(-/-)). Food Chem Toxicol. 2004;42:1259-67 pubmed
    Eggplant (Solanum melongena) has been used as hypocholesterolemic agent in many countries. However, few controlled studies were addressed to this subject and atherogenesis...
  29. Goto Inoue N, Setou M, Zaima N. Visualization of spatial distribution of gamma-aminobutyric acid in eggplant (Solanum melongena) by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization imaging mass spectrometry. Anal Sci. 2010;26:821-5 pubmed
    ..Our work suggests that IMS might be a powerful tool for exploring functional food factors, investigating the specific distribution of nutrients in unused natural resources, and evaluating the quality of functional foods...
  30. Oshiro N, Kuniyoshi K, Nakamura A, Araki Y, Tamanaha K, Inafuku Y. [A case of food poisoning due to ingestion of eggplant, Solanum melongena, grafted on Devil's trumpet, Datura metel]. Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi. 2008;49:376-9 pubmed
    ..This is the first case of food poisoning related to Datura in Okinawa, Japan and also might be the first report of food poisoning caused by intake of a vegetable grafted onto Datura in Japan...
  31. Das S, Raychaudhuri U, Falchi M, Bertelli A, Braga P, Das D. Cardioprotective properties of raw and cooked eggplant (Solanum melongena L). Food Funct. 2011;2:395-9 pubmed publisher
  32. Sierra M, Millan R, Esteban E. Potential use of Solanum melongena in agricultural areas with high mercury background concentrations. Food Chem Toxicol. 2008;46:2143-9 pubmed publisher
    b>Solanum melongena L. (eggplant) is a native culture from India, found throughout the world, and is one of the most popular vegetables in the Mediterranean area...
  33. Barchi L, Lanteri S, Portis E, Acquadro A, Valè G, Toppino L, et al. Identification of SNP and SSR markers in eggplant using RAD tag sequencing. BMC Genomics. 2011;12:304 pubmed publisher
    The eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) genome is relatively unexplored, especially compared to those of the other major Solanaceae crops tomato and potato...
  34. Meyer R, Karol K, Little D, Nee M, Litt A. Phylogeographic relationships among Asian eggplants and new perspectives on eggplant domestication. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2012;63:685-701 pubmed publisher
    The domestication history of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) has long been debated, with studies unable to narrow down where domestication occurred within a broad region of tropical Asia...
  35. Plazas M, López Gresa M, Vilanova S, Torres C, Hurtado M, Gramazio P, et al. Diversity and relationships in key traits for functional and apparent quality in a collection of eggplant: fruit phenolics content, antioxidant activity, polyphenol oxidase activity, and browning. J Agric Food Chem. 2013;61:8871-9 pubmed publisher
    Eggplant (Solanum melongena) varieties with increased levels of phenolics in the fruit present enhanced functional quality, but may display greater fruit flesh browning...
  36. Yuvaraja G, Krishnaiah N, Subbaiah M, Krishnaiah A. Biosorption of Pb(II) from aqueous solution by Solanum melongena leaf powder as a low-cost biosorbent prepared from agricultural waste. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2014;114:75-81 pubmed publisher
    b>Solanum melongena leaves are relatively galore and used as inexpensive material. This paper presents the characterization and evaluation of potential of S...
  37. Singh A, Verma S, Bansal K. Plastid transformation in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.). Transgenic Res. 2010;19:113-9 pubmed publisher
    We have developed a method for plastid transformation in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.), a solanaceous plant species...
  38. Doganlar S, Frary A, Daunay M, Lester R, Tanksley S. Conservation of gene function in the solanaceae as revealed by comparative mapping of domestication traits in eggplant. Genetics. 2002;161:1713-26 pubmed
  39. Furini A, Wunder J. Analysis of eggplant ( Solanum melongena)-related germplasm: morphological and AFLP data contribute to phylogenetic interpretations and germplasm utilization. Theor Appl Genet. 2004;108:197-208 pubmed
    ..The results we have provided highlight an urgent necessity to include molecular parameters in handling and characterizing the genebank-deposited germplasm related to cultivated crops...
  40. Pramod S, Venkatesh Y. Allergy to eggplant (Solanum melongena). J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004;113:171-3 pubmed
  41. Shetty S, Chandrashekar A, Venkatesh Y. Eggplant polyphenol oxidase multigene family: cloning, phylogeny, expression analyses and immunolocalization in response to wounding. Phytochemistry. 2011;72:2275-87 pubmed publisher
    ..PPO) genes from tomato and potato have been extensively studied, information about PPO genes in eggplant (Solanum melongena) is lacking...
  42. Gao Q, Wu Y, Xu K, Gao H. [Responses of grafted eggplant seedling roots to low temperature stress]. Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao. 2006;17:390-4 pubmed
    ..Grafting with stronger cold tolerance rootstock could improve eggplant root activity, and thus, its cold resistance markedly. ..
  43. Potocka A, Zimowski J. Metabolism of conjugated sterols in eggplant. Part 2. Phospholipid : steryl glucoside acyltransferase. Acta Biochim Pol. 2008;55:135-40 pubmed
    A membrane-bound phospholipid : steryl glucoside acyltransferase from Solanum melongena leaves was partially purified and its specificity and molecular as well as kinetic properties were defined. Among the steryl glycosides tested (e.g...
  44. Han S, Tae J, Kim J, Kim D, Seo G, Yun K, et al. The aqueous extract of Solanum melongena inhibits PAR2 agonist-induced inflammation. Clin Chim Acta. 2003;328:39-44 pubmed
    b>Solanum melongena L. (Solanaceae) has antioxidant, analgesic, hypolipidemic and antiallergic activity. The anti-inflammatory effects of the water extract of the S. melongena (SMWE) were investigated in PAR2-mediated mouse paw edema...
  45. Dashti N, Khanafer M, El Nemr I, Sorkhoh N, Ali N, Radwan S. The potential of oil-utilizing bacterial consortia associated with legume root nodules for cleaning oily soils. Chemosphere. 2009;74:1354-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This was confirmed experimentally in this study. Thus, cultivating V. faba, L. albus and, for comparison, Solanum melongena, a nonlegume crop, separately in oily sand samples resulted in more oil attenuation than in an uncultivated ..
  46. Praça J, Thomaz A, Caramelli B. Eggplant (Solanum melongena) extract does not alter serum lipid levels. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2004;82:269-76 pubmed
    ..The eggplant extract with orange juice is not to be considered an alternative to statins in reducing serum levels of cholesterol. ..
  47. Lin G, Li B, Wei Y. [Inheritance of the white-flower and its influence to related characters in eggplant (Solanum melongem Linn)]. Yi Chuan. 2006;28:713-6 pubmed
    ..The white-flowered strain could be used as a variety and the white-flowered character could be used as a marker to appraise purity of hybrid in eggplant. ..
  48. Hu W, Jiang A, Tian M, Liu C, Wang Y. Effect of ethanol treatment on physiological and quality attributes of fresh-cut eggplant. J Sci Food Agric. 2010;90:1323-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The experimental results revealed that ethanol treatment was effective for extending the shelf life of fresh-cut eggplant as a cheap, environmentally acceptable method. ..
  49. Yu J, Zhang Y, Niu C, Li J. [Effects of two kinds of allelochemicals on photosynthesis and chlorophyll fluorescence parameters of Solanum melongena L. seedlings]. Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao. 2006;17:1629-32 pubmed
    ..2,6-bis (1,1-dimethylethyl) phenol made non-photochemical quenching (qN) increase first and decrease then, while 1,2-benzodicarboxylic dimethyl ester decreased qN, which was harmful to the photosynthesis structure. ..
  50. Reddy G. Comparative effectiveness of an integrated pest management system and other control tactics for managing the spider mite Tetranychus ludeni (Acari: Tetranychidae) on eggplant. Exp Appl Acarol. 2001;25:985-92 pubmed
    ..carnea predation and neem oil were evaluated against the spider mite Tetranychus ludeni on eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) fields in 1996 and 1997, by estimating the mite population density and yield levels...
  51. Zhang F, Zhou B, Wang R, He Y. [Allelopathic effects of grafted eggplant root exudates]. Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao. 2005;16:750-3 pubmed
    ..Own-rooted eggplant had an intensified inhibitory effect at its late growth stage. Grafting was one of the effective methods for relieving the continuous cropping obstacles caused by autotoxicity. ..
  52. Amaresan N, Kumar K, Sureshbabu K, Madhuri K. Plant growth-promoting potential of bacteria isolated from active volcano sites of Barren Island, India. Lett Appl Microbiol. 2014;58:130-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The outcome of this research may have a practical effect on crop production methodologies in saline and arid environment soils. ..
  53. Yu Y, Ye W, He L, Cai X, Liu T, Liu J. Introgression of bacterial wilt resistance from eggplant to potato via protoplast fusion and genome components of the hybrids. Plant Cell Rep. 2013;32:1687-701 pubmed publisher
    ..Bacterial wilt resistant somatic hybrids were obtained via protoplast fusion between potato and eggplant and three types of nuclear genomes were identified in the hybrids through GISH and SSR analysis...
  54. Gamboa P, Sanchez Monge R, Diaz Perales A, Salcedo G, Ansotegui J, Sanz M. Latex-vegetable syndrome due to custard apple and aubergine: new variations of the hevein symphony. J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2005;15:308-11 pubmed
    ..In fact, no band was detected using the serum of patient 2 in avocado or aubergine extracts. By contrast, Prs a 1 reached high values of basophil activation and over 10% of histamine release in case 2...
  55. Walia S, Boora P, Kumari B. Effect of processing on dislodging of cypermethrin residues on brinjal. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2010;84:465-8 pubmed publisher
    ..12%), followed by cooking in oil (45.2%), cooking in water (41.4%), and microwave cooking (40.89%) after 1st day of the treatment. Reduction of residues after washing treatment was minimal...
  56. Zhang L, Chao J, Cui M, Chen Y, Zong P, Sun Y. [Bioinformatic prediction of conserved microRNAs and their target genes in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.)]. Yi Chuan. 2011;33:776-84 pubmed
    ..To date, a large number of miRNAs have been reported in many species, but none for eggplant (Solanum melongena L.)...
  57. Randhawa G, Sharma R, Singh M. Qualitative and event-specific real-time PCR detection methods for Bt brinjal event EE-1. J AOAC Int. 2012;95:1733-9 pubmed
  58. Fadda Z, Daros J, Flores R, Duran Vila N. Identification in eggplant of a variant of citrus exocortis viroid (CEVd) with a 96 nucleotide duplication in the right terminal region of the rod-like secondary structure. Virus Res. 2003;97:145-9 pubmed
    ..CEVd-D96 from eggplant is similar to the CEVd-D92 variant characterized previously in a hybrid tomato, suggesting that certain hosts may play a critical role in selecting and replicating this class of enlarged variants...
  59. Alarcón Flores M, Romero González R, Martínez Vidal J, Egea Gonzalez F, Garrido Frenich A. Monitoring of phytochemicals in fresh and fresh-cut vegetables: a comparison. Food Chem. 2014;142:392-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Multivariate analysis, based on cluster analysis was used as a first approach to distinguish between fresh and fresh-cut samples, obtaining good results except for eggplant and carrot. ..
  60. Toppino L, Mennella G, Rizza F, D Alessandro A, Sihachakr D, Rotino G. ISSR and isozyme characterization of androgenetic dihaploids reveals tetrasomic inheritance in tetraploid somatic hybrids between Solanum melongena and Solanum aethiopicum group Gilo. J Hered. 2008;99:304-15 pubmed publisher
    Gene exchanges between Solanum melongena and its allied relative Solanum aethiopicum are a crucial prerequisite for introgression of useful traits from the allied species into the cultivated eggplant...
  61. Van Eck J, Snyder A. Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.). Methods Mol Biol. 2006;343:439-47 pubmed
    ..We have used this protocol to recover transformants from two different types of eggplant, a Solanum melongena L. breeding line, and S. melongena L. var. Black Eggplant...
  62. Abe K, Nakamura K, Arao T, Sakurai Y, Nakano A, Suginuma C, et al. Immunochromatography for the rapid determination of cadmium concentrations in wheat grain and eggplant. J Sci Food Agric. 2011;91:1392-7 pubmed publisher
    ..4 mg kg?¹. Here, we measured, using this immunochromatography kit, Cd concentrations in crops with lower international standards than rice...
  63. Seseña S, Palop M. An ecological study of lactic acid bacteria from Almagro eggplant fermentation brines. J Appl Microbiol. 2007;103:1553-61 pubmed
    ..Identification of the predominant lactic acid bacteria (LAB) involved in spontaneous fermentations of Almagro eggplants, and evaluation of the biodiversity by molecular typing...
  64. Ichiyanagi T, Kashiwada Y, Shida Y, Ikeshiro Y, Kaneyuki T, Konishi T. Nasunin from eggplant consists of cis-trans isomers of delphinidin 3-[4-(p-coumaroyl)-L-rhamnosyl (1-->6)glucopyranoside]-5-glucopyranoside. J Agric Food Chem. 2005;53:9472-7 pubmed
    Two major anthocyanins were isolated from the acidified methanolic extract of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) by column chromatography and preparative high-performance liquid chromatography...
  65. Aktar M, Sengupta D, Alam S, Chowdhury A. Risk assessment and chemical decontamination of an oxime carbamate insecticide (methomyl) from eggplant, Solanum melongena L. Environ Monit Assess. 2010;168:657-68 pubmed publisher
    ..Methomyl is not found appropriate and effective for application in eggplant. Either the proposed MRL needs to be revised or good agricultural practice involving methomyl for plant protection in eggplant cultivation is questioned...