Australian New Crops Info 2016
Supported by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Hylocereus undatus

 

 

This species is usually known as:

Hylocereus undatus

 

This species has also been known as:

Cereus tricostatus, Cereus trigonus var. guatemalensis, Cereus undatus, Cereus undulatus, Hylocereus guatemalensis, Hylocereus tricostatus

 

Common names:

Strawberry-Pear

 

 

Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Hylocereus undatus: 139]

 

 

Popularity of Hylocereus undatus over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Hylocereus undatus (histogram and left hand axis scale of left-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box); Right-hand Plot: Plot of a proportional micro index, derived from numbers of papers mentioning Hylocereus undatus as a proportion (scaled by multiplying by one million) of the approximate total number of papers available in databases for that year (frequency polygon and left-hand axis scale of right-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box)] 

[For larger charts showing the numbers of papers that have mentioned this species over years, select this link; there are links to come back from there]

 

Keywords

[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 944]

 

Hylocereus undatus (32), Hylocereus (21), Hylocereus polyrhizus (12), Internet resource (11), Pitaya (10), Cactaceae (9), tropical and subtropical fruits (9), antioxidant activity (8), Crassulacean acid metabolism (8), ascorbic acid (6), fruit crops (6), shelf life (6), carbon dioxide (5), Ethnobotany (5), Exotic fruits (5), HPLC (5), Selenicereus megalanthus (5), chlorophyll (4), color (4), flavonoid (4), <ARROW flowering (4), fruit quality (4), Medicinal plants (4), pathogen identification (4), photosynthesis (4), pollination (4), acclimation (3), Antioxidant (3), Betalain (3), cell respiration (3), chemical constituents of plants (3), Dietary reference intake (3), disease diagnosis (3), disease outbreaks (3), Dragon fruit (3), Food composition databases (3), Free phenolic acids (3), Fructans (3), Fruit (3), gas exchange (3), Isobetanin (3), Mexico (3), microbial contamination (3), Opuntia joconostle (3), Photoblastism (3), Pitahaya (3), plant pathogenic fungi (3), Plant traits (3), Quantitative analysis (3), rooting (3), roots (3), Seed dormancy (3), Seed germination (3), Selenicereus (3), shoots (3), storage time (3), Xoconostle (3), ABTS (2), Acute toxicity (2), Agroecosystems (2), Agroforestry (2), Alien species (2), Alpha-like virus (2), Antimicrobial activity (2), Antioxidant capacity (2), Antioxidant potential (2), Bawanghua (2), Bioactive compounds (2), bioactive DOWN>peptide (2), Biogeographic region (2), Bipolaris cactivora (2), Botryosphaeria dothidea (2), cacti and succulents (2), Cactus (2), Cholesterol-containing diets (2), conidia (2), culture media (2), disease incidence (2), drought (2), Edible and non-edible portions (2), Embryo (2), Endosperm (2), Endothelium (2), Extraction (2), Finite element method (2), Flavonoids (2), Florida (2), Floristic status (2), flowers (2), Food analysis (2), Food composition (2), food contamination (2), food microbiology (2)…..

 

[If all keywords are not here (as indicated by .....), they can be accessed from this link; there are links to come back from there]

 

 

Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):
[Please note: When there are only a few papers mentioning a species, care should be taken with the interpretation of these crop use/product results; as well, a mention may relate to the use of a species, or the context in which it grows, rather than a product]

 

fruit (84.82), timber (2.70), weed (1.58), rubber (0.90), sweetener (0.83), poison (0.73), cereal (0.71), grain legume (0.70), hemiparasite (0.59), boundary (0.57)…..

 

[To see the full list of crop use/product outcomes, from searching abstracts of the papers that have mentioned this species, select this link; details of the analysis process have also been included; there are links to come back from there]

 

 

Recent mentions of this species in the literature:
[since 2012, with links to abstracts; The references from 1901-2013 which have been used for the trend, keyword and crop use/product analyses below, are listed below these references]

 

Castro JC, Endo EH, et al. (2017) Bioactivity of essential oils in the control of Alternaria alternata in dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus Haw.). Industrial Crops and Products 97, 101-109. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0926669016308378

Li X, Long Q, Gao F, Han C, Jin P and Zheng Y (2017) Effect of cutting styles on quality and antioxidant activity in fresh-cut pitaya fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology 124, 1-7. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925521416303908

Minjares-Fuentes JR and Femenia A (2017) Effect of Processing on the Bioactive Polysaccharides and Phenolic Compounds from Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis Miller). In ‘Dietary Fiber Functionality in Food and Nutraceuticals’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 263-287. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119138105.ch9

Siow L-F and Lee K-H (2017) Canned, frozen and dried pineapple. In ‘Handbook of Pineapple Technology’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 126-139. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118967355.ch7

Sun L, Bao C, Chang W and Zhuang Y (2017) Preparation, characterisation, antioxidant and antiglycation activities of the novel polysaccharides from the pileus of Dictyophora rubrovolvata. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 52, 161-170. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.13262

Zang S, Tian S, et al. (2017) Determination of antioxidant capacity of diverse fruits by electron spin resonance (ESR) and UV–vis spectrometries. Food Chemistry 221, 1221-1225. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814616318593

(2016) Abstracts. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology 118, 3-117. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcpt.12592

Aguirre MB, Diaz-Soltero H, Claps LE, Saracho Bottero A, Triapitsyn S, Hasson E and Logarzo GA (2016) Studies on the Biology of Hypogeococcus pungens (sensu stricto) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in Argentina to Aid the Identification of the Mealybug Pest of Cactaceae in Puerto Rico. J Insect Sci 16, 58-. http://jinsectscience.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/16/1/58

Amani E, Eskandari MH and Shekarforoush S (2016) The effect of proteolytic activity of starter cultures on technologically important properties of yogurt. Food Science & Nutrition, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.427

Bakry AM, Abbas S, Ali B, Majeed H, Abouelwafa MY, Mousa A and Liang L (2016) Microencapsulation of Oils: A Comprehensive Review of Benefits, Techniques, and Applications. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 15, 143-182. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1541-4337.12179

Bhat R and Paliyath G (2016) Fruits of Tropical Climates: Dietary Importance and Health Benefits. In ‘Encyclopedia of Food and Health’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 144-149. (Academic Press: Oxford). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B978012384947200338X

Bhogaita M, Shukla AD and Nalini RP (2016) Recent advances in hybrid solar cells based on natural dye extracts from Indian plant pigment as sensitizers. Solar Energy 137, 212-224. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038092X16303309

Chang P-T, Hsieh C-C and Jiang Y-L (2016) Responses of ‘Shih Huo Chuan’ pitaya (Hylocereus polyrhizus (Weber) Britt. &amp; Rose) to different degrees of shading nets. Scientia Horticulturae 198, 154-162. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304423815302983

Choy SY, Prasad KN, Wu TY, Raghunandan ME and Ramanan RN (2016) Performance of conventional starches as natural coagulants for turbidity removal. Ecological Engineering 94, 352-364. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925857416303172

Dohino T, Hallman GJ, et al. (2016) Phytosanitary Treatments Against Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae): Current Situation and Future Prospects. J Econ Entomol, tow247. http://jee.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/tow247v1

Duarte Y, Chaux A, Lopez N, Largo E, Ramírez C, Nuñez H, Simpson R and Vega O (2016) Effects of Blanching and Hot Air Drying Conditions on the Physicochemical and Technological Properties of Yellow Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis Var. Flavicarpa) by-Products. Journal of Food Process Engineering, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpe.12425

García-Cruz L, Valle-Guadarrama S, Salinas-Moreno Y and Luna-Morales CdC (2016) Postharvest quality, soluble phenols, betalains content, and antioxidant activity of Stenocereus pruinosus and Stenocereus stellatus fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology 111, 69-76. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925521415300521

García-Lucas KA, Méndez-Lagunas LL, Rodríguez-Ramírez J, Campanella OH, Patel BK and Barriada-Bernal LG (2016) Physical properties of spray dryed Stenocereus griseus pitaya juice powder. Journal of Food Process Engineering, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpe.12470

Güneşer O (2016) Pigment and color stability of beetroot betalains in cow milk during thermal treatment. Food Chemistry 196, 220-227. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030881461501376X

Herrera M LG and López R T (2016) Columnar cacti as sources of energy and protein for frugivorous bats in a semi-arid ecosystem. Biotropica, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/btp.12350

Hsieh C-L, Huang S-M, Chen L-I, Yu C-M, Wong C-H and Peng RY (2016) Novel Approach of Using Nutraceutic-Directed Caloric Antioxidant Density and Ion-Ratio for Evaluating Fruit’s Health Quality. Journal of Food Science 81, H2059-H2068. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.13390

Jiang Y-L, Liao Y-Y, Lin M-T and Yang W-J (2016) Bud Development in Response to Night-breaking Treatment in the Noninductive Period in Red Pitaya (Hylocereus sp.). HortScience 51, 690-696. http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/51/6/690

Kishore K (2016) Phenological growth stages of dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus) according to the extended BBCH-scale. Scientia Horticulturae 213, 294-302. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304423816305477

Kuan L-Y, Thoo Y-Y and Siow L-F (2016) Bioactive components, ABTS radical scavenging capacity and physical stability of orange, yellow and purple sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) powder processed by convection- or vacuum-drying methods. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 51, 700-709. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.13023

Li L, Lichter A, Chalupowicz D, Gamrasni D, Goldberg T, Nerya O, Ben-Arie R and Porat R (2016) Effects of the ethylene-action inhibitor 1-methylcyclopropene on postharvest quality of non-climacteric fruit crops. Postharvest Biology and Technology 111, 322-329. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925521415301368

Liu J, Shen J, Shim YY and Reaney MJT (2016) Carboxymethyl derivatives of flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) gum: characterisation and solution rheology. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 51, 530-541. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.12985

Ma C, Li J and Zhang Q (2016) Behavior of Salmonella spp. on fresh-cut tropical fruits. Food Microbiology 54, 133-141. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0740002015001914

Nicolau AI and Gostin AI (2016) Chapter 21 - Safety of Edible Flowers A2 - Prakash, Vishweshwaraiah. In ‘Regulating Safety of Traditional and Ethnic Foods’ (Ed.^(Eds Martín-Belloso O, Keener L, et al.) pp. 395-419. (Academic Press: San Diego). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128006054000219

Obenland D, Cantwell M, Lobo R, Collin S, Sievert J and Arpaia ML (2016) Impact of storage conditions and variety on quality attributes and aroma volatiles of pitahaya (Hylocereus spp.). Scientia Horticulturae 199, 15-22. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304423815303393

Phongtongpasuk S, Poadang S and Yongvanich N (2016) Environmental-friendly Method for Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from Dragon Fruit Peel Extract and their Antibacterial Activities. Energy Procedia 89, 239-247. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187661021630039X

Ruttarattanamongkol K and Petrasch A (2016) Oxidative Susceptibility and Thermal Properties of Moringa Oliefera Seed Oil Obtained by Pilot-Scale Subcritical and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction. Journal of Food Process Engineering 39, 226-236. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpe.12213

Scalisi A, Morandi B, Inglese P and Lo Bianco R (2016) Cladode growth dynamics in Opuntia ficus-indica under drought. Environmental and Experimental Botany 122, 158-167. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0098847215300241

Singh S, Tripathi DK, Dubey NK and Chauhan DK (2016) Global explicit profiling of water deficit-induced diminutions in agricultural crop sustainability. In ‘Water Stress and Crop Plants’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 58-74. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119054450.ch5

Teixeira LS, Martim SR, Silva LSC, Kinupp VF, Teixeira MFS and Porto ALF (2016) Efficiency of Amazonian tubers flours in modulating gut microbiota of male rats. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies 38, Part A, 1-6. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1466856416301916

Teoh LS, Lasekan O and Azeez S (2016) Quality Characteristics and Volatile Compounds of Foam Mat Dried Corn Flour. Journal of Food Quality 39, 456-464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfq.12219

Villaseñor JL (2016) Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87, 559-902. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1870345316300707

Xu L, Zhang Y and Wang L (2016) Structure characteristics of a water-soluble polysaccharide purified from dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus) pulp. Carbohydrate Polymers 146, 224-230. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861716302892

Yang X, Blagodatsky S, Lippe M, Liu F, Hammond J, Xu J and Cadisch G (2016) Land-use change impact on time-averaged carbon balances: Rubber expansion and reforestation in a biosphere reserve, South-West China. Forest Ecology and Management 372, 149-163. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378112716301657

Yi J, Zhou L, Bi J, Liu X, Qinqin C and Wu X (2016) Influences of microwave pre-drying and explosion puffing drying induced cell wall polysaccharide modification on physicochemical properties, texture, microstructure and rehydration of pitaya fruit chips. LWT - Food Science and Technology 70, 271-279. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0023643816301384

Zhang Y, Zheng Y, Duan K and Gui Q (2016) Preparation, antioxidant activity and protective effect of coconut testa oil extraction on oxidative damage to human serum albumin. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 51, 946-953. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.12945

Arien Y, Dag A, Zarchin S, Masci T and Shafir S (2015) Omega-3 deficiency impairs honey bee learning. PNAS 112, 15761-15766. http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/112/51/15761

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Chong SY and Wong CW (2015) Production of Spray-Dried Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) Powder from Enzyme-Aided Liquefied Puree. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation 39, 2604-2611. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.12510

Chun LP, Miguel MJ, Junkins EN, Forbes SL and Carter DO (2015) An initial investigation into the ecology of culturable aerobic postmortem bacteria. Science & Justice 55, 394-401. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1355030615000945

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Matan N, Puangjinda K, Phothisuwan S and Nisoa M (2015) Combined antibacterial activity of green tea extract with atmospheric radio-frequency plasma against pathogens on fresh-cut dragon fruit. Food Control 50, 291-296. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0956713514005118

Nie Q, Gao G-L, Fan Q-j, Qiao G, Wen X-P, Liu T, Peng Z-J and Cai Y-Q (2015) Isolation and characterization of a catalase gene “HuCAT3” from pitaya (Hylocereus undatus) and its expression under abiotic stress. Gene 563, 63-71. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378111915002723

Pagliaccia D, Vidalakis G, Douhan GW, Lobo R and Tanizaki G (2015) Genetic Characterization of Pitahaya Accessions Based on Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis. HortScience 50, 332-336. http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/50/3/332

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Saikia S, Mahnot NK and Mahanta CL (2015) Effect of Spray Drying of Four Fruit Juices on Physicochemical, Phytochemical and Antioxidant Properties. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation 39, 1656-1664. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.12395

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Zhang C, Wu J, Fu D, Wang L, Chen J, Cai C and Ou L (2015) Soaking, Temperature, and Seed Placement Affect Seed Germination and Seedling Emergence of Litchi chinensis. HortScience 50, 628-632. http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/50/4/628

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Garcia-Cruz E, Rodriguez-Ramirez J, Mendez Lagunas L and Medina-Torres L (2013) Rheological and physical properties of spray-dried mucilage obtained from Hylocereus undatus cladodes. Carbohydr Polym 91, 394-402.

García-Cruz EE, Rodríguez-Ramírez J, Méndez Lagunas LL and Medina-Torres L (2013) Rheological and physical properties of spray-dried mucilage obtained from Hylocereus undatus cladodes. Carbohydrate Polymers 91, 394-402. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861712008223

Herrera Montalvo LG, Rodríguez Galindo M and Ibarra López MP (2013) Asymmetric Contribution of Isotopically Contrasting Food Sources to Vertebrate Consumers in a Subtropical Semi-arid Ecosystem. Biotropica 45, 357-364. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/btp.12018

Lee K-H, Wu T-Y and Siow L-F (2013) Spray drying of red (Hylocereus polyrhizus) and white (Hylocereus undatus) dragon fruit juices: physicochemical and antioxidant properties of the powder. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 48, 2391-2399. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.12230

Li F, Li S, Li H-B, Deng G-F, Ling W-H, Wu S, Xu X-R and Chen F (2013) Antiproliferative activity of peels, pulps and seeds of 61 fruits. Journal of Functional Foods 5, 1298-1309. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1756464613001230

Masratul Hawa M, Salleh B and Latiffah Z (2013) Characterization and pathogenicity of Fusarium proliferatum causing stem rot of Hylocereus polyrhizus in Malaysia. Annals of Applied Biology 163, 269-280. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aab.12057

Mohd MH, Salleh B and Zakaria L (2013) Identification and Molecular Characterizations of Neoscytalidium dimidiatum Causing Stem Canker of Red-fleshed Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus) in Malaysia. Journal of Phytopathology 161, 841-849. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jph.12146

Raveh E (2013) Citrus leaf nutrient status: A critical evaluation of guidelines for optimal yield in Israel. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 176, 420-428. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201200411

Ripley BS, Abraham T, Klak C and Cramer MD (2013) How succulent leaves of Aizoaceae avoid mesophyll conductance limitations of photosynthesis and survive drought. J. Exp. Bot. 64, 5485-5496. http://jxb.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/64/18/5485

Ruan Q-Y, Zheng X-Q, Chen B-L, Xiao Y, Peng X-X, Leung DWM and Liu EE (2013) Determination of total oxalate contents of a great variety of foods commonly available in Southern China using an oxalate oxidase prepared from wheat bran. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 32, 6-11. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889157513000902

Sim HL, Hong Y-K, Yoon WB and Yuk H-G (2013) Behavior of Salmonella spp. and natural microbiota on fresh-cut dragon fruits at different storage temperatures. International Journal of Food Microbiology 160, 239-244. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168160512005764

Zhou S, Cao J, Qiu F, Kong W, Yang S and Yang M (2013) Simultaneous Determination of Five Bioactive Components in Radix Glycyrrhizae by Pressurised Liquid Extraction Combined with UPLC–PDA and UPLC/ESI–QTOF–MS Confirmation. Phytochemical Analysis 24, 527-533. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pca.2427

Ashihara H, Yin Y, Katahira R, Watanabe S, Mimura T and Sasamoto H (2012) Comparison of the formation of nicotinic acid conjugates in leaves of different plant species. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 60, 190-195. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0981942812002264

Franck AR, Cochrane BJ and Garey JR (2012) Low-copy nuclear primers and ycf1 primers in Cactaceae. Am. J. Botany 99, e405-407. http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/99/10/e405

Hor SY, Ahmad M, Farsi E, Yam MF, Hashim MA, Lim CP, Sadikun A and Asmawi MZ (2012) Safety assessment of methanol extract of red dragon fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus): Acute and subchronic toxicity studies. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 63, 106-114. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0273230012000530

Jiang Y-L, Liao Y-Y, Lin T-S, Lee C-L, Yen C-R and Yang W-J (2012) The Photoperiod-regulated Bud Formation of Red Pitaya (Hylocereus sp.). HortScience 47, 1063-1067. http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/47/8/1063

Kader A and Siddiq M (2012) Introduction and Overview. In ‘Tropical and Subtropical Fruits’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 1-16. (Wiley-Blackwell). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118324097.ch1

Meyer RS, DuVal AE and Jensen HR (2012) Patterns and processes in crop domestication: an historical review and quantitative analysis of 203 global food crops. New Phytologist 196, 29-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04253.x

Ogburn RM and Edwards EJ (2012) Quantifying succulence: a rapid, physiologically meaningful metric of plant water storage. Plant, Cell & Environment 35, 1533-1542. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3040.2012.02503.x

Preston D and Ngah I (2012) Interpreting rural change in Malaysia. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 33, 351-364. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sjtg.12002

Siddiq M and Nasir M (2012) Dragon Fruit and Durian. In ‘Tropical and Subtropical Fruits’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 587-596. (Wiley-Blackwell). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118324097.ch30

Tel-Zur N, Dudai M, Raveh E and Mizrahi Y (2012) Selection of interspecific vine cacti hybrids (Hylocereus spp.) for self-compatibility. Plant Breeding 131, 681-685. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0523.2012.01992.x

Tenore GC, Novellino E and Basile A (2012) Nutraceutical potential and antioxidant benefits of red pitaya (Hylocereus polyrhizus) extracts. Journal of Functional Foods 4, 129-136. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1756464611000909

Yi Y, Zhang Q, Li S, Wang Y, Ye W, Zhao J and Wang Y (2012) Simultaneous quantification of major flavonoids in “Bawanghua”, the edible flower of Hylocereus undatus using pressurised liquid extraction and high performance liquid chromatography. Food Chem 135, 528-33.

Yi Y, Zhang Q-W, Li S-L, Wang Y, Ye W-C, Zhao J and Wang Y-T (2012) Simultaneous quantification of major flavonoids in “Bawanghua”, the edible flower of Hylocereus undatus using pressurised liquid extraction and high performance liquid chromatography. Food Chemistry 135, 528-533. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030881461200831X

Yien Ong Y, Siang Tan W, Rosfarizan M, Chan ES and Ti Tey B (2012) Isolation and Identification of Lactic Acid Bacteria from Fermented Red Dragon Fruit Juices. Journal of Food Science, no-no. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1750-3841.2012.02894.x

Yusof YA, Mohd Salleh FS, Chin NL and Talib RA (2012) THE DRYING AND TABLETTING OF PITAYA POWDER. Journal of Food Process Engineering 35, 763-771. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-4530.2010.00625.x

Zhuang Y, Zhang Y and Sun L (2012) Characteristics of fibre-rich powder and antioxidant activity of pitaya (Hylocereus undatus) peels. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 47, 1279-1285. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2621.2012.02971.x

 

 

References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Hylocereus undatus: 139; Any undated papers have been included at the end]

 

Calvillo TU, Soriano A, Rosales AM, Estrada MJ, Beltran EP and Enciso ID (2013) In vivo and in vitro citotoxic activity of Hylocereus undatus fruit extract in cancer cells. FASEB J 27, 1167.4-. http://www.fasebj.org

Garcia-Cruz E, Rodriguez-Ramirez J, Mendez Lagunas L and Medina-Torres L (2013) Rheological and physical properties of spray-dried mucilage obtained from Hylocereus undatus cladodes. Carbohydr Polym 91, 394-402.

Franck AR, Cochrane BJ and Garey JR (2012) Low-copy nuclear primers and ycf1 primers in Cactaceae. Am. J. Botany 99, e405-7. http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/99/10/e405

Hor SY, Ahmad M, Farsi E, Yam MF, Hashim MA, Lim CP, Sadikun A and Asmawi MZ (2012) Safety assessment of methanol extract of red dragon fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus): Acute and subchronic toxicity studies. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 63, 106-14. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0273230012000530

Jiang Y-L, Liao Y-Y, Lin T-S, Lee C-L, Yen C-R and Yang W-J (2012) The Photoperiod-regulated Bud Formation of Red Pitaya (Hylocereus sp.). HortScience 47, 1063-7. http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/47/8/1063

Meyer RS, DuVal AE and Jensen HR (2012) Patterns and processes in crop domestication: an historical review and quantitative analysis of 203 global food crops. New Phytologist 196, 29-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04253.x

Ogburn RM and Edwards EJ (2012) Quantifying succulence: a rapid, physiologically meaningful metric of plant water storage. Plant, Cell & Environment 35, 1533-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3040.2012.02503.x

Tel-Zur N, Dudai M, Raveh E and Mizrahi Y (2012) Selection of interspecific vine cacti hybrids (Hylocereus spp.) for self-compatibility. Plant Breeding 131, 681-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0523.2012.01992.x

Tenore GC, Novellino E and Basile A (2012) Nutraceutical potential and antioxidant benefits of red pitaya (Hylocereus polyrhizus) extracts. Journal of Functional Foods 4, 129-36. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1756464611000909

Yi Y, Zhang Q, Li S, Wang Y, Ye W, Zhao J and Wang Y (2012) Simultaneous quantification of major flavonoids in “Bawanghua”, the edible flower of Hylocereus undatus using pressurised liquid extraction and high performance liquid chromatography. Food Chem 135, 528-33.

Yi Y, Zhang Q-W, Li S-L, Wang Y, Ye W-C, Zhao J and Wang Y-T (2012) Simultaneous quantification of major flavonoids in “Bawanghua”, the edible flower of Hylocereus undatus using pressurised liquid extraction and high performance liquid chromatography. Food Chemistry 135, 528-33. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030881461200831X

Yien Ong Y, Siang Tan W, Rosfarizan M, Chan ES and Ti Tey B (2012) Isolation and Identification of Lactic Acid Bacteria from Fermented Red Dragon Fruit Juices. Journal of Food Science, no-no. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1750-3841.2012.02894.x

Yusof YA, Mohd Salleh FS, Chin NL and Talib RA (2012) THE DRYING AND TABLETTING OF PITAYA POWDER. Journal of Food Process Engineering 35, 763-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-4530.2010.00625.x

Zhuang Y, Zhang Y and Sun L (2012) Characteristics of fibre-rich powder and antioxidant activity of pitaya (Hylocereus undatus) peels. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 47, 1279-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2621.2012.02971.x

Boonsong P, Laohakunjit N, Kerdchoechuen O and Matta FB (2011) Detection of Pigments and Natural Colorants from Thai Herbal Plants for Possible Use as Coloring Dyes. HortScience 46, 265-72. http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/46/2/265

Cisneros A, Garcia RB and Tel-Zur N (2011) Ovule morphology, embryogenesis and seed development in three Hylocereus species (Cactaceae). Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants 206, 1076-84. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367253011001307

Dembitsky VM, Poovarodom S, Leontowicz H, Leontowicz M, Vearasilp S, Trakhtenberg S and Gorinstein S (2011) The multiple nutrition properties of some exotic fruits: Biological activity and active metabolites. Food Research International 44, 1671-701. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996911001608

Evans EA and Huntley J (2011) Economics of Establishing and Producing Pitaya in Southern Florida: A Stochastic Budget Analysis. HortTechnology 21, 246-51. http://horttech.ashspublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/21/2/246

Flores J, Jurado E, Chapa-Vargas L, Ceroni-Stuva A, Dávila-Aranda P, Galíndez G, Gurvich D, León-Lobos P, Ordóñez C, Ortega-Baes P, Ramírez-Bullón N, Sandoval A, Seal CE, Ullian T and Pritchard HW (2011) Seeds photoblastism and its relationship with some plant traits in 136 cacti taxa. Environmental and Experimental Botany 71, 79-88. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0098847210002236

Flores-Delgadillo L, Fedick SL, Solleiro-Rebolledo E, Palacios-Mayorga S, Ortega-Larrocea P, Sedov S and Osuna-Ceja E (2011) A sustainable system of a traditional precision agriculture in a Maya homegarden: Soil quality aspects. Soil and Tillage Research 113, 112-20. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167198711000444

Hernandez-Hernandez T, Hernandez HM, De-Nova JA, Puente R, Eguiarte LE and Magallon S (2011) Phylogenetic relationships and evolution of growth form in Cactaceae (Caryophyllales, Eudicotyledoneae). Am. J. Botany 98, 44-61. http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/98/1/44

Hopkins A (2011) Use of Network Centrality Measures to Explain Individual Levels of Herbal Remedy Cultural Competence among the Yucatec Maya in Tabi, Mexico. Field Methods 23, 307-28. http://fmx.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/23/3/307

Jayakumar R and Kanthimathi MS (2011) Inhibitory effects of fruit extracts on nitric oxide-induced proliferation in MCF-7 cells. Food Chemistry 126, 956-60. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814610015116

Jiang Y-L, Lin T-S, Lee C-L, Yen C-R and Yang W-J (2011) Phenology, Canopy Composition, and Fruit Quality of Yellow Pitaya in Tropical Taiwan. HortScience 46, 1497-502. http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/46/11/1497

Judprasong K, Tanjor S, Puwastien P and Sungpuag P (2011) Investigation of Thai plants for potential sources of inulin-type fructans. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 24, 642-9. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889157510003121

Kim H, Choi H-K, Moon JY, Kim YS, Mosaddik A and Cho SK (2011) Comparative Antioxidant and Antiproliferative Activities of Red and White Pitayas and Their Correlation with Flavonoid and Polyphenol Content. Journal of Food Science 76, C38-C45. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1750-3841.2010.01908.x

Osorio-Esquivel O, Alicia Ortiz M, Álvarez VB, Dorantes-Álvarez L and Giusti MM (2011) Phenolics, betacyanins and antioxidant activity in Opuntia joconostle fruits. Food Research International 44, 2160-8. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996911000986

Pui CF, Wong WC, Chai LC, Nillian E, Ghazali FM, Cheah YK, Nakaguchi Y, Nishibuchi M and Radu S (2011) Simultaneous detection of Salmonella spp., Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Typhimurium in sliced fruits using multiplex PCR. Food Control 22, 337-42. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095671351000201X

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Wu X, Wang Y, Huang X, Fan C, Wang G, Zhang X, Zhang Q and Ye W (2011) Three new glycosides from Hylocereus undatus. J Asian Nat Prod Res 13, 728-33.

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Anand Swarup K, Sattar M, Abdullah N, Abdulla M, Salman I, Rathore H and Johns E (2010) Effect of dragon fruit extract on oxidative stress and aortic stiffness in streptozotocin-induced diabetes in rats. Pharmacognosy Res 2, 31-5.

Garcia-Rubio O and Malda-Barrera G (2010) Micropropagation and Reintroduction of the Endemic Mammillaria mathildae (Cactaceae) to Its Natural Habitat. HortScience 45, 934-8. http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/45/6/934

Ariffin AA, Bakar J, Tan CP, Rahman RA, Karim R and Loi CC (2009) Essential fatty acids of pitaya (dragon fruit) seed oil. Food Chemistry 114, 561-4. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814608011783

Ben-Asher J, Mizrahi Y and Nobel PS (2009) Transpiration, stem conductance and CO2 exchange of Hylocereus undatus (A. Pitahaya). Acta horticulturae. 811, 811.

Draghici H-K, Pilot R, Thiel H and Varrelmann M (2009) Functional mapping of PVX RNA-dependent RNA-replicase using pentapeptide scanning mutagenesis—Identification of regions essential for replication and subgenomic RNA amplification. Virus Research 143, 114-24. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168170209001105

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Ma T-f, Yang B, Yu Y, Wang Y-w, Liu Y, Xu Z, Liu Y, Zhu P-k, Zhang W, Zhang Z-b, Toyoda H and Xu L (2009) Market Disease Pathogens Detection of Imported Fruits in Shanghai. Agricultural Sciences in China 8, 1087-96. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1671292708603168

Nobel PS (2009) Cactus roots: depth and sensitivity to extreme temperatures. Acta horticulturae. 811, 811.

Rui H, Zhang L, Li Z and Pan Y (2009) Extraction and characteristics of seed kernel oil from white pitaya. Journal of Food Engineering 93, 482-6. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260877409000910

Weiss I, Mizrahi Y and Raveh E (2009) Synergistic Effects of Elevated CO2 and Fertilization on Net CO2 Uptake and Growth of the CAM Plant Hylocereus undatus. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 134, 364-71. http://journal.ashspublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/134/3/364

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Ceusters J, Borland AM, Londers E, Verdoodt V, Godts C and De Proft MP (2008) Diel Shifts in Carboxylation Pathway and Metabolite Dynamics in the CAM Bromeliad Aechmea ‘Maya’ in Response to Elevated CO2. Ann. Bot. 102, 389-97. http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/102/3/389

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Estrada-Luna AA, Martínez-Hernández JdJ, Torres-Torres ME and Chablé-Moreno F (2008) In vitro micropropagation of the ornamental prickly pear cactus Opuntia lanigera Salm-Dyck and effects of sprayed GA3 after transplantation to ex vitro conditions. Scientia Horticulturae 117, 378-85. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304423808001921

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