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Title Cacti : biology and uses / edited by Park S. Nobel
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 280 pages) : illustrations, maps
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]
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Cactus -- Utilization.
Form Electronic book
Author Nobel, Park S.
LC no. 2001005014
ISBN 0520231570 (Cloth ; alk. paper)
0520927885 (electronic bk.)
0585466424 (electronic bk.)
9780520231573 (Cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520927889 (electronic bk.)
9780585466422 (electronic bk.)