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Due to limited research, there is a knowledge gap on the basic biology of these species. There is need to undertake more comprehensive studies on the cytogenetics, biochemical and molecular components, as well as develop molecular tools and proper ontology for the future characterization of African Solanaceae plants There is generally lack of expertise in

Unknown to many, some African nightshades, including Solanum scabrum and Solanum villosum are edible and very nutritious with medicinal and industrial value. The increasing concerns on narrowing food diversity and the recognition of the potential role of vegetables in combating micronutrient deficiencies, call for renewed research interest in underutilized nutritious vegetables such as those of

Seed System remain an important aspect of improving crop production and is an invaluable component of enhancing the utilization of African solanaceous crops.There is need to identify relevant stakeholders, in seed production, seed markets, quality management and regulation, as well as determine optimum seed management conditions for the benefit of the producers and consumers