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Cacti : biology and uses

Author: Park S Nobel
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The Cactaceae family, with about 16 hundred species, is cultivated worldwide for fruits, forage, fodder, and even as a vegetable. This text compiles information on cactus biology, ecology, and uses,  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Park S Nobel
ISBN: 0520231570 9780520231573
OCLC Number: 47798001
Description: x, 280 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Evolution and systematics / Robert S. Wallace and Arthur C. Gibson --
Shoot anatomy and morphology / Teresa Terrazas Salgado and James D. Mauseth --
Root structure and function / Joseph G. Dubrovsky and Gretchen B. North --
Environmental biology / Park S. Nobel and Edward G. Bobich --
Reproductive biology / Eulogio Pimienta-Barrios and Rafael F. del Castillo --
Population and community ecology / Alfonso Valiente-Banuet and Héctor Godínez-Alvarez --
Consumption of Platyopuntias by wild vertebrates / Eric Mellink and Mónica E. Riojas-López --
Biodiversity and conservation / Thomas H. Boyle and Edward F. Anderson --
Mesoamerican domestication and diffusion / Alejandro Casas and Giuseppe Barbera --
Cactus pear fruit production / Paolo Inglese, Filadelfio Basile and Mario Schirra --
Fruits of vine and columnar cacti / Avinoam Nerd, Noemi Tel-Zur and Yosef Mizrahi --
Forage, fodder, and animal nutrition / Ali Nefzaoui and Hichem Ben Salem --
Nopalitos, mucilage, fiber, and cochineal / Carmen Sáenz-Hernández, Joel Corrales-Garcia and Gildardo Aquino-Pérez --
Insect pests and diseases / Helmuth G. Zimmermann and Giovanni Granata --
Breeding and biotechnology / Brad Chapman [and others].
Responsibility: edited by Park S. Nobel.
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"There is nothing in the world like this book. It should be in every library and on the bookshelves of all those interested in cacti. The book will be an important resource for plant physiology, Read more...

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