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Cacti biology and uses

Author: Park S Nobel
Publisher: Berkeley University of California Press Birmingham, AL, USA EBSCO Industries, Inc. 2002
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Cactaceae family, with about sixteen hundred species, is cultivated worldwide for fruits, forage, fodder, and even as a vegetable. Cacti are recognized for their attractive flowers, special stem shapes, and ability to tolerate drought. Because of their efficient use of water and other adaptations, biological and agronomic interest in cacti has soared.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Park S Nobel
ISBN: 9780520927889 0520927885 0585466424 9780585466422 0520231570 9780520231573
OCLC Number: 704498273
Accession No: (DE-599)HEB420130411 (OCoLC)704498273
Notes: Includes bibliographical references
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (x, 280 pages) Illustrations, maps.
Contents: List of Contributors Preface 1. Evolution and Systematics Robert S. Wallace and Arthur C. Gibson 2. Shoot Anatomy and Morphology Teresa Terrazas Salgado and James D. Mauseth 3. Root Structure and Function Joseph G. Dubrovsky and Gretchen B. North 4. Environmental Biology Park S. Nobel and Edward G. Bobich 5. Reproductive Biology Eulogio Pimienta-Barrios and Rafael F. del Castillo 6. Population and Community Ecology Alfonso Valiente Banuet and Hector Godinez-Alvarez 7. Consumption of Platyopuntias by Wild Vertebrates Eric Mellink and Monica E. Riojas-Lopez 8. Biodiversity and Conservation Thomas H. Boyle and Edward F. Anderson 9. Mesoamerican Domestication and Diffusion Alejandro Casas and Giuseppe Barbera 10.Cactus Pear Fruit Production Paolo Inglese, Filadelfio Basile, and Mario Schirra 11. Fruits of Vine and Columnar Cacti Avinoam Nerd, Noemi Tel-Zur, and Yosef Mizrahi 12. Forage, Fodder, and Animal Nutrition Ali Nefzaoui and Hichem Ben Salem 13. Nopalitos, Mucilage, Fiber, and Cochineal Carmen Saenz-Hernandez, Joel Corrales-Garcia, and Gildardo Aquino-Perez 14. Insect Pests and Diseases Helmuth G. Zimmermann and Giovanni Granata 15. Cactus Breeding and Biotechnology Brad Chapman, Candelario Mondragon Jacobo, Ronald A. Bunch, and Andrew H. Paterson Index
Responsibility: edited by Park S. Nobel

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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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