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

Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Opuntia ficus-indica

 

 

This species is usually known as:

Opuntia ficus-indica, Opuntia ficus-indica var. gymnocarpa

 

This species has also been known as:

Opuntia ficus-indica f. amyclaea, Opuntia ficus-indica var. amyclaea, Opuntia ficus-indica var. decumana

 

Common names:

Barbary Fig, Indian Fig Opuntia, Barbary Fig, Cactus Pear, Spineless Cactus, Prickly Pear

 

 

Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Opuntia ficus-indica: 2018]

 

 

Popularity of Opuntia ficus-indica over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Opuntia ficus-indica (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 Opuntia ficus-indica 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: 10871]

 

Opuntia ficus-indica (322), Opuntia (69), Internet resource (66), Antioxidant activity (56), Cactaceae (50), betalains (44), Oxidative stress (37), Mexico (35), Antioxidant (34), Antioxidants (34), Cactus pear (33), Prickly pear (32), Medicinal plants (30), Polysaccharide (30), Pectin (29), cacti and succulents (28), Fruits (28), Growth (28), Opuntia ficus indica (28), polyphenols (28), Crassulacean <ARROW acid metabolism (27), chemical composition (25), fruit crops (25), Microencapsulation (24), Cactus (23), temperate fruits (23), Modelling (22), stems (22), Polysaccharides (20), rheology (20), Cellulose (19), Drying (19), Temperature (19), Ascorbic acid (18), carbon dioxide (18), chilling injury (18), color (18), digestibility (18), Ethnobotany (18), cactus pears (17), cultivars (17), plant physiology (17), Betacyanins (16), Betanin (16), cladodes (16), crop yield (16), Food composition (16), gas exchange (16), Goats (16), photosynthesis (16), plant anatomy (16), roots (16), South Africa (16), Structure (16), drought (15), Fatty acids (15), Forage (15), fruit quality (15), pH (15), plant morphology (15), Quercetin (15), viscosity (15), Zearalenone (15), Argentina (14), Calcium (14), dry matter accumulation (14), flowering (14), heat treatment (14), Italy (14), Mucilage (14), mucilages (14), plant extracts (14), ripening (14), Shelf life (14), Antioxidant capacity (13), chemical constituents of plants (DOWN>13), DNA damage (13), Flavonoids (13), Flowers (13), Food analysis (13), genetic variation (13), rheological properties (13), air temperature (12), Apoptosis (12), Brazil (12), crop production (12), enzyme activity (12), Ethanol (12), Extraction (12), Fruit (12), fruits (food) (12), Lipid peroxidation (12), mortality (12), Opuntia stricta (12), plant biochemistry (12), seasonal variation (12), sheep (12), Arabinan (11), biological control (11), Equilibrium moisture content (11), Food storage (11), mathematical models (11)…..

 

[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 (28.00), rubber (21.64), starch (6.91), dye (6.24), timber (5.42), nutraceutical (3.63), food dye (3.32), ornamental (2.87), weed (2.68), oilseed/fat (2.67)…..

 

[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]

 

(2017) Index A2 - Tyring, Stephen K. In ‘Tropical Dermatology (Second Edition)’ (Ed.^(Eds Lupi O and Hengge UR) pp. 471-491. (Elsevier). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780323296342000377

Adli B, Boutekrabt A, Touati M, Bakria T, Touati A and Bezini E (2017) Phenotypic diversity of Opuntia ficus indica (L.) MILL. in the Algerian steppe. South African Journal of Botany 109, 66-74. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629916339102

Antunes-Ricardo M, Gutiérrez-Uribe JA and Guajardo-Flores D (2017) Extraction of isorhamnetin conjugates from Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill using supercritical fluids. The Journal of Supercritical Fluids 119, 58-63. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896844616302868

Avila-Nava A, Noriega LG, Tovar AR, Granados O, Perez-Cruz C, Pedraza-Chaverri J and Torres N (2017) Food combination based on a pre-hispanic Mexican diet decreases metabolic and cognitive abnormalities and gut microbiota dysbiosis caused by a sucrose-enriched high-fat diet in rats. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 61, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mnfr.201501023

Briffa M, Ghio S, et al. (2017) Extracts from two ubiquitous Mediterranean plants ameliorate cellular and animal models of neurodegenerative proteinopathies. Neuroscience Letters 638, 12-20. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304394016309211

Campos-Vega R, Dave Oomah B and Vergara-Castañeda HA (2017) In Vivo and In Vitro Studies on Dietary Fiber and Gut Health. In ‘Dietary Fiber Functionality in Food and Nutraceuticals’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 123-177. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119138105.ch6

Cantu-Jungles TM, Iacomini M, Cipriani TR and Cordeiro LMC (2017) Isolation and characterization of a xylan with industrial and biomedical applications from edible açaí berries (Euterpe oleraceae). Food Chemistry 221, 1595-1597. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814616318118

Cardador-Martínez A, Espino-Sevilla MT, del Campo STM and Alonzo-Macías M (2017) Dietary Fiber as Food Additive: Present and Future. In ‘Dietary Fiber Functionality in Food and Nutraceuticals’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 77-94. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119138105.ch4

Dahal K and Vanlerberghe GC (2017) Alternative oxidase respiration maintains both mitochondrial and chloroplast function during drought. New Phytologist 213, 560-571. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.14169

Di Lorenzo F, Silipo A, et al. (2017) The polysaccharide and low molecular weight components of Opuntia ficus indica cladodes: Structure and skin repairing properties. Carbohydrate Polymers 157, 128-136. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861716311298

Dorta E and Sogi DS (2017) Value added processing and utilization of pineapple by-products. In ‘Handbook of Pineapple Technology’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 196-220. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118967355.ch11

Dufresne A and Castaño J (2017) Polysaccharide nanomaterial reinforced starch nanocomposites: A review. Starch - Stärke 69, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/star.201500307

El Hayek E, El Samrani A, Lartiges B, Kazpard V and Aigouy T (2017) Lead bioaccumulation in Opuntia ficus-indica following foliar or root exposure to lead-bearing apatite. Environmental Pollution 220, Part B, 779-787. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749116317973

Elazzouzi M, Haboubi K and Elyoubi MS (2017) Electrocoagulation flocculation as a low-cost process for pollutants removal from urban wastewater. Chemical Engineering Research and Design 117, 614-626. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263876216304294

Gironés-Vilaplana A, Villaño D, Marhuenda J, Moreno DA and García-Viguera C (2017) Chapter 6 - Vitamins A2 - Galanakis, Charis M. In ‘Nutraceutical and Functional Food Components’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 159-201. (Academic Press). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128052570000065

González-García P, Arenas-Esteban D, Ávila-Brande D, Urones-Garrote E and Otero-Díaz LC (2017) Nickelocene as precursor of microporous organometallic-derived carbon and nickel oxide-carbon nanocomposite. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 490, 410-419. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021979716309110

Grossiord C, Sevanto S, Dawson TE, Adams HD, Collins AD, Dickman LT, Newman BD, Stockton EA and McDowell NG (2017) Warming combined with more extreme precipitation regimes modifies the water sources used by trees. New Phytologist 213, 584-596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.14192

Hofmeier KS, Surber C, Müller B and Van de Voorde M (2017) Nanomedicine in Dermatology: Nanotechnology in Prevention, Diagnosis, and Therapy. In ‘Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Human Health’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 329-356. (Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9783527692057.ch16

Kalegowda P, Chauhan AS and Nanjaraj Urs SM (2017) Opuntia dillenii (Ker-Gawl) Haw cladode mucilage: Physico-chemical, rheological and functional behavior. Carbohydrate Polymers 157, 1057-1064. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861716312401

Koubaa M, Mhemdi H, Barba FJ, Angelotti A, Bouaziz F, Chaabouni SE and Vorobiev E (2017) Seed oil extraction from red prickly pear using hexane and supercritical CO2: assessment of phenolic compound composition, antioxidant and antibacterial activities. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 97, 613-620. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.7774

Ktari N, Trabelsi I, Bardaa S, Triki M, Bkhairia I, Ben Slama-Ben Salem R, Nasri M and Ben Salah R (2017) Antioxidant and hemolytic activities, and effects in rat cutaneous wound healing of a novel polysaccharide from fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 95, 625-634. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141813016318098

Lefsih K, Giacomazza D, et al. (2017) Pectin from Opuntia ficus indica: Optimization of microwave-assisted extraction and preliminary characterization. Food Chemistry 221, 91-99. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814616317034

Li R, Li D-W, Liu H-P, Hong C-L, Song M-Y, Dai Z-X, Liu J-W, Zhou J and Weng H-X (2017) Enhancing iodine content and fruit quality of pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) through biofortification. Scientia Horticulturae 214, 165-173. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304423816305994

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

Monjazeb Marvdashti L, Koocheki A and Yavarmanesh M (2017) Alyssum homolocarpum seed gum-polyvinyl alcohol biodegradable composite film: Physicochemical, mechanical, thermal and barrier properties. Carbohydrate Polymers 155, 280-293. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861716309213

Niemeyer-Corbellini JP, Lupi O, Klotz L, Montelo L, Elston DM, Haddad Jr V and Tyring SK (2017) 36 - Environmental Causes of Dermatitis. In ‘Tropical Dermatology (Second Edition)’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 443-470. (Elsevier). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780323296342000365

Ponce-Bautista A, Valverde PL, Flores J, Zavala-Hurtado A, Vite F, López-Ortega G and Pérez-Hernández MA (2017) Photosynthetically active radiation and carbon gain drives the southern orientation of Myrtillocactus geometrizans fruits. Plant Biology, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/plb.12530

Rasoulpour R, Afsharifar A, Izadpanah K and Aminlari M (2017) Purification and characterization of an antiviral protein from prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Miller) cladode. Crop Protection 93, 33-42. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261219416303180

Rodríguez-Sánchez JA, Cruz y Victoria MT and Barragán-Huerta BE (2017) Betaxanthins and antioxidant capacity in Stenocereus pruinosus: Stability and use in food. Food Research International 91, 63-71. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996916305622

Udeh BA and Erkurt EA (2017) Compositional and structural changes in Phoenix canariensis and Opuntia ficus-indica with pretreatment: Effects on enzymatic hydrolysis and second generation ethanol production. Bioresource Technology 224, 702-707. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960852416315206

Vaz AS, Kueffer C, et al. (2017) Integrating ecosystem services and disservices: insights from plant invasions. Ecosystem Services 23, 94-107. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212041616302133

Victor MM, Uchôa JE and Riatto VB (2017) First use of cactus and cushcush as biocatalysts in the enantioselective reduction of β-keto esters. Industrial Crops and Products 96, 126-131. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0926669016308111

Wendel M, Nizinski S, Prukala D, Sikorski M, Wybraniec S and Burdzinski G (2017) Ultrafast internal conversion in neobetanin in comparison to betacyanins. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 332, 602-610. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1010603016305366

(2016) Index A2 - Simmonds, Monique S.J. In ‘Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars’ (Ed.^(Eds Preedy VR) pp. 753-774. (Academic Press: San Diego). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780124081178180018

(2016) IAPPS Newsletter 87C. Crop Protection 87, 108-109. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261219416301223

(2016) Abstracts of the 3rd Joint Meeting of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. The American Journal of Pathology 186, S1-S32. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002944016303534

(2016) Abstracts. Acta Physiologica 217, 3-158. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apha.12712

(2016) Editorial Board, Aims & Scope, Table of Contents. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 133, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app.44024

(2016) TOC. Phytotherapy Research 30, 861-861. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ptr.5460

(2016) Deutscher Lebensmittelchemikertag 2015 in Karlsruhe. Lebensmittelchemie 70, 51-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lemi.201690014

(2016) The Cactus Webworm, Loxomorpha flavidissimalis (Grote, 1878) (Pyraloidea, Crambidae): Its Distribution and Potential as a Pest of Cultivated Cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill., Var. Copenav-1) (Cactaceae) in Tamaulipas, Mexico. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 118, 109-114. http://dx.doi.org/10.4289%2F0013-8797.118.1.109

Afornali A and Lorencini M (2016) Chapter 19 - Nanoemulsions to Prevent Photoaging A2 - Hamblin, Michael R. In ‘Nanoscience in Dermatology’ (Ed.^(Eds Avci P and Prow TW) pp. 237-246. (Academic Press: Boston). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128029268000197

Al-Aklabi A, Al-Khulaidi AW, Hussain A and Al-Sagheer N (2016) Main vegetation types and plant species diversity along an altitudinal gradient of Al Baha region, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences 23, 687-697. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1319562X16000541

Allai L, Druart X, Öztürk M, BenMoula A, Nasser B and El Amiri B (2016) Protective effects of Opuntia ficus-indica extract on ram sperm quality, lipid peroxidation and DNA fragmentation during liquid storage. Animal Reproduction Science 175, 1-9. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378432016304973

Allegra A, Inglese P, Sortino G, Settanni L, Todaro A and Liguori G (2016) The influence of Opuntia ficus-indica mucilage edible coating on the quality of ‘Hayward’ kiwifruit slices. Postharvest Biology and Technology 120, 45-51. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925521416301053

Almirón MG, Martínez Carretero EE, Navas MD and Pantano MV (2016) Morphology and mechanical properties of junctions: Implications on the success of clonal spread of cacti. Journal of Arid Environments 128, 8-11. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196316300015

Alvarez RAB, Cortez-Valadez M, et al. (2016) Vibrational properties of gold nanoparticles obtained by green synthesis. Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 84, 191-195. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S138694771630265X

An BH, Jeong H, et al. (2016) Evaluation of the Biological Activity of Opuntia ficus indica as a Tissue- and Estrogen Receptor Subtype-Selective Modulator. Phytotherapy Research 30, 971-980. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ptr.5602

Anastopoulos I and Kyzas GZ (2016) Are the thermodynamic parameters correctly estimated in liquid-phase adsorption phenomena? Journal of Molecular Liquids 218, 174-185. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167732216301647

Assoi S, Konan K, Agbo GN, Dodo H, Holser R and Wicker L (2016) Palmyra palm (Borassus aethiopum Mart.) fruits: novel raw materials for the pectin industry. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.8010

Ayeb N, Addis M, Fiori M, Khorchani S, Atigui M and Khorchani T (2016) Quality and fatty acid profile of the milk of indigenous goats subjected to different local diets in Tunisian arid lands. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 100, 101-108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpn.12344

Bala BK (2016) Moisture Contents and Equilibrium Moisture Content Models. In ‘Drying and Storage of Cereal Grains’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 5-30. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119124207.ch2

Balanč B, Kalušević A, et al. (2016) Calcium–Alginate–Inulin Microbeads as Carriers for Aqueous Carqueja Extract. Journal of Food Science 81, E65-E75. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.13167

Bardaa S, Chabchoub N, Jridi M, Moalla D, Mseddi M, Rebai T and Sahnoun Z (2016) The effect of natural extracts on laser burn wound healing. Journal of Surgical Research 201, 464-472. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022480415011506

Bayar N, Kriaa M and Kammoun R (2016) Extraction and characterization of three polysaccharides extracted from Opuntia ficus indica cladodes. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 92, 441-450. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141813016308522

Bazaria B and Kumar P (2016) Compositional Changes in Functional Attributes of Vacuum Concentrated Beetroot Juice. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation 40, 1215-1222. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.12705

Béjaoui I, Kolsi-Benzina N, Sappin-Didier V and Munoz M (2016) Health Risk Assessment in Calcareous Agricultural Soils Contaminated by Metallic Mining Activity Under Mediterranean Climate. CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water 44, 1385-1395. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/clen.201500512

Bergsten SJ, Koeser AK and Stewart JR (2016) Evaluation of the Impacts of Salinity on Biomass and Nutrient Levels of Agave Species with Agricultural Potential in Semiarid Regions. HortScience 51, 30-35. http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/51/1/30

Borges KC, Azevedo JC, Medeiros MdF and Correia RTP (2016) Physicochemical Characterization and Bioactive Value of Tropical Berry Pomaces after Spouted Bed Drying. Journal of Food Quality 39, 192-200. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfq.12178

Bosquez-Molina E and Zavaleta-Avejar L (2016) Chapter 2 - New Bioactive Biomaterials Based on Chitosan A2 - Bautista-Baños, Silvia. In ‘Chitosan in the Preservation of Agricultural Commodities’ (Ed.^(Eds Romanazzi G and Jiménez-Aparicio A) pp. 33-64. (Academic Press: San Diego). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128027356000021

Boubaker M, Omri AE, Blecker C and Bouzouita N (2016) Fibre concentrate from artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.) stem by-products: Characterization and application as a bakery product ingredient. Food Science and Technology International 22, 759-768. http://fst.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/22/8/759

Bouharroud R, Amarraque A and Qessaoui R (2016) First report of the Opuntia cochineal scale Dactylopius opuntiae (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) in Morocco. EPPO Bulletin 46, 308-310. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/epp.12298

Bouzoubaâ Z, Essoukrati Y, Tahrouch S, Hatimi A, Gharby S and Harhar H (2016) Phytochemical study of prickly pear from southern Morocco. Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences 15, 155-161. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1658077X14000563

Branquart E, Brundu G, Buholzer S, Chapman D, Ehret P, Fried G, Starfinger U, van Valkenburg J and Tanner R (2016) A prioritization process for invasive alien plant species incorporating the requirements of EU Regulation no. 1143/2014. EPPO Bulletin 46, 603-617. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/epp.12336

Britto Hurtado R, Cortez-Valadez M, et al. (2016) Instant synthesis of gold nanoparticles at room temperature and SERS applications. Physics Letters A 380, 2658-2663. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0375960116302754

Bussmann RW, Paniagua Zambrana NY, Moya Huanca LA and Hart R (2016) Changing markets – Medicinal plants in the markets of La Paz and El Alto, Bolivia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 193, 76-95. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874116305037

Cabanes J, Gandía-Herrero F, Escribano J, García-Carmona F and Jiménez-Atiénzar M (2016) Fluorescent bioinspired protein labeling with betalamic acid. Derivatization and characterization of novel protein-betaxanthins. Dyes and Pigments 133, 458-466. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0143720816302881

Cabrera LP, Reyes TF, Delgado AP, Ornela RE, Caro DAP, de Posada E and Arronte M (2016) Removal of Opuntia thorns by pulsed laser ablation: Bromatological and microbiological analysis. Journal of Food Engineering 169, 38-43. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260877415003726

Caldas-Cueva JP, Morales P, Ludeña F, Betalleluz-Pallardel I, Chirinos R, Noratto G and Campos D (2016) Stability of Betacyanin Pigments and Antioxidants in Ayrampo (Opuntia soehrensii Britton and Rose) Seed Extracts and as a Yogurt Natural Colorant. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation 40, 541-549. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.12633

Caldera Villalobos M, Peláez Cid AA and Herrera González AM (2016) Removal of textile dyes and metallic ions using polyelectrolytes and macroelectrolytes containing sulfonic acid groups. Journal of Environmental Management 177, 65-73. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030147971630161X

Cano-Barrita PFdJ and León-Martínez FM (2016) 11 - Biopolymers with viscosity-enhancing properties for concrete. In ‘Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco-Efficient Construction Materials’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 221-252. (Woodhead Publishing). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780081002148000117

Carminati A, Zarebanadkouki M, Kroener E, Ahmed MA and Holz M (2016) Biophysical rhizosphere processes affecting root water uptake. Ann. Bot. 118, 561-571. http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/118/4/561

Carrillo L, Sumano H, Medina-Torres L, Tapia G and Gutierrez L (2016) Rheological study of healthy chicken’s pooled tracheobronchial secretions and its modification by mucolytics drugs. Poultry Science 95, 2667-2672. http://ps.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/95/11/2667

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

Chaouch MA, Hafsa J, Rihouey C, Le Cerf D and Majdoub H (2016) Effect of pH during Extraction on the Antioxidant and Antiglycated Activities of Polysaccharides from Opuntia Ficus Indica. Journal of Food Biochemistry 40, 316-325. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfbc.12220

Chaouch MA, Hafsa J, Rihouey C, Le Cerf D and Majdoub H (2016) Effect of extraction conditions on the antioxidant and antiglycation capacity of carbohydrates from Opuntia robusta cladodes. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 51, 929-937. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.13055

Chávez-Ambriz LA, Hernández-Morales A, Cabrera-Luna JA, Luna-Martínez L and Pacheco-Aguilar JR (2016) Aislados de Bacillus provenientes de la rizósfera de cactus incrementan la germinación y la floración en Mammillaria spp. (Cactaceae). Revista Argentina de Microbiología 48, 333-341. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0325754116300827

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[Number of papers mentioning Opuntia ficus-indica: 2018; Any undated papers have been included at the end]

 

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Hillman Z, Mizrahi Y and Beit-Yannai E (2008) Evaluation of valuable nutrients in selected genotypes of marula (Sclerocarya birrea ssp. caffra). Scientia Horticulturae 117, 321-328.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304423808001696

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Meng X, Li B, Liu J and Tian S (2008) Physiological responses and quality attributes of table grape fruit to chitosan preharvest spray and postharvest coating during storage. Food Chemistry 106, 501-508.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814607005833

Miraliakbari H and Shahidi F (2008) Antioxidant activity of minor components of tree nut oils. Food Chemistry 111, 421-427.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814608004263

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Muthukumaran S, Sudheer AR, Menon VP and Nalini N (2008) Protective effect of quercetin on nicotine-induced prooxidant and antioxidant imbalance and DNA damage in Wistar rats. Toxicology 243, 207-215.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300483X07007007

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Ningappa MB, Dinesha R and Srinivas L (2008) Antioxidant and free radical scavenging activities of polyphenol-enriched curry leaf (Murraya koenigii L.) extracts. Food Chemistry 106, 720-728.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814607006450

Nobel PS and Zutta BR (2008) Temperature tolerances for stems and roots of two cultivated cacti, Nopalea cochenillifera and Opuntia robusta: Acclimation, light, and drought. Journal of Arid Environments 72, 633-642.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196307002352

Nourhène B, Mohammed K and Nabil K (2008) Experimental and mathematical investigations of convective solar drying of four varieties of olive leaves. Food and Bioproducts Processing 86, 176-184.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960308507000077

Nourhène B, Neila B, Mohammed K and Nabil K (2008) Sorptions isotherms and isosteric heats of sorption of olive leaves (Chemlali variety): Experimental and mathematical investigations. Food and Bioproducts Processing 86, 167-175.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960308507000065

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Papanastasis VP, Yiakoulaki MD, Decandia M and Dini-Papanastasi O (2008) Integrating woody species into livestock feeding in the Mediterranean areas of Europe. Animal Feed Science and Technology 140, 1-17.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037784010700106X

Pasquini D, Teixeira EdM, Curvelo AAdS, Belgacem MN and Dufresne A (2008) Surface esterification of cellulose fibres: Processing and characterisation of low-density polyethylene/cellulose fibres composites. Composites Science and Technology 68, 193-201.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0266353807002187

Pua CK, Sheikh Abd. Hamid N, Tan CP, Mirhosseini H, Abd. Rahman R and Rusul G (2008) Storage stability of jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) powder packaged in aluminium laminated polyethylene and metallized co-extruded biaxially oriented polypropylene during storage. Journal of Food Engineering 89, 419-428.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260877408002483

Riasi A, Danesh Mesgaran M, Stern MD and Ruiz Moreno MJ (2008) Chemical composition, in situ ruminal degradability and post-ruminal disappearance of dry matter and crude protein from the halophytic plants Kochia scoparia, Atriplex dimorphostegia, Suaeda arcuata and Gamanthus gamacarpus. Animal Feed Science and Technology 141, 209-219.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0377840107002283

Rodriguez-Fragoso L, Reyes-Esparza J, Burchiel SW, Herrera-Ruiz D and Torres E (2008) Risks and benefits of commonly used herbal medicines in Mexico. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 227, 125-135.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0041008X07004516

Saghir S, Iqbal MS, Hussain MA, Koschella A and Heinze T (2008) Structure characterization and carboxymethylation of arabinoxylan isolated from Ispaghula (Plantago ovata) seed husk. Carbohydrate Polymers 74, 309-317.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861708001069

Sanchez-Garcia MD, Gimenez E and Lagaron JM (2008) Morphology and barrier properties of solvent cast composites of thermoplastic biopolymers and purified cellulose fibers. Carbohydrate Polymers 71, 235-244.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861707002986

Sarvary MA, Hight SD, Carpenter JE, Bloem S, Bloem KA and Dorn S (2008) Identification of Factors Influencing Flight Performance of Field-Collected and Laboratory-Reared, Overwintered, and Nonoverwintered Cactus Moths Fed with Field-Collected Host Plants. Environmental entomology. 37, 5.  http://hdl.handle.net/10113/21570 http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/0046-225X(2008)37[1291:IOFIFP]2.0 .CO;2

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Silva-Ortega CO, Ochoa-Alfaro AE, Reyes-Agüero JA, Aguado-Santacruz GA and Jiménez-Bremont JF (2008) Salt stress increases the expression of p5cs gene and induces proline accumulation in cactus pear. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 46, 82-92.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0981942807002045

Simela L and Merkel R (2008) The contribution of chevon from Africa to global meat production. Meat Science 80, 101-109.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0309174008001708

Sinija VR and Mishra HN (2008) Moisture sorption isotherms and heat of sorption of instant (soluble) green tea powder and green tea granules. Journal of Food Engineering 86, 494-500.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260877407005602

Skillman JB (2008) Quantum yield variation across the three pathways of photosynthesis: not yet out of the dark. J. Exp. Bot. 59, 1647-1661.  http://jxb.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/59/7/1647

Sopade PA, Halley PJ, Cichero JAY, Ward LC, Liu J and Varliveli S (2008) Rheological characterization of food thickeners marketed in Australia in various media for the management of dysphagia. III. Fruit juice as a dispersing medium. Journal of Food Engineering 86, 604-615.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260877407005857

Tao F, Zheng Biao G, Zheng Yu J and Hai Ning Z (2008) Isolation and characterization of an acidic polysaccharide from Mesona Blumes gum. Carbohydrate Polymers 71, 159-169.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861707002536

Tesoriere L, Fazzari M, Angileri F, Gentile C and Livrea MA (2008) In vitro digestion of betalainic foods. Stability and bioaccessibility of betaxanthins and betacyanins and antioxidative potential of food digesta. J Agric Food Chem 56, 10487-92.

Thind TS, Agrawal SK, Saxena AK and Arora S (2008) Studies on cytotoxic, hydroxyl radical scavenging and topoisomerase inhibitory activities of extracts of Tabernaemontana divaricata (L.) R.Br. ex Roem. and Schult. Food and Chemical Toxicology 46, 2922-2927.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691508002858

Trejo-Tapia G, Balcazar-Aguilar JB, MartÍnez-Bonfil B, Salcedo-Morales G, Jaramillo-Flores M, Arenas-Ocampo ML and JimÉnez-Aparicio A (2008) Effect of screening and subculture on the production of betaxanthins in Beta vulgaris L. var. ‘Dark Detroit’ callus culture. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies 9, 32-36.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1466856407000641

Vasconcelos PCP, Kushima H, Andreo M, Hiruma-Lima CA, Vilegas W, Takahira RK and Pellizzon CH (2008) Studies of gastric mucosa regeneration and safety promoted by Mouriri pusa treatment in acetic acid ulcer model. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 115, 293-301.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874107005302

Vasta V, Nudda A, Cannas A, Lanza M and Priolo A (2008) Alternative feed resources and their effects on the quality of meat and milk from small ruminants. Animal Feed Science and Technology 147, 223-246.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0377840107003689

Vieira EL, Batista ÃMV, Guim A, Carvalho FF, Nascimento AC, AraÚjo RFS and Mustafa AF (2008) Effects of hay inclusion on intake, in vivo nutrient utilization and ruminal fermentation of goats fed spineless cactus (Opuntia fÍcus-indica Mill) based diets. Animal feed science and technology. 141, 199-208.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2007.05.031

Vieira EL, Batista ÂMV, Guim A, Carvalho FF, Nascimento AC, Araújo RFS and Mustafa AF (2008) Effects of hay inclusion on intake, in vivo nutrient utilization and ruminal fermentation of goats fed spineless cactus (Opuntia fícus-indica Mill) based diets. Animal Feed Science and Technology 141, 199-208.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037784010700212X

Vieira EL, Batista ÃMV, Mustafa AF, AraÚjo RFS, Soares PC, Ortolane EL and Mori CK (2008) Effects of feeding high levels of cactus (Opuntia fÍcus-indica Mill) cladodes on urinary output and electrolyte excretion in goats. Livestock Science 114, 354-357.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1871141307005161

Vieira EL, Batista AMV, Mustafa AF, Araújo RFS, Soares PC, Ortolane EL and Mori CK (2008) Effects of feeding high levels of cactus (Opuntia fícus-indica Mill) cladodes on urinary output and electrolyte excretion in goats. Livestock science. 114, 354-357.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2007.10.011

Vieira EL, Batista ÂMV, Mustafa AF, Araújo RFS, Soares PC, Ortolane EL and Mori CK (2008) Effects of feeding high levels of cactus (Opuntia fícus-indica Mill) cladodes on urinary output and electrolyte excretion in goats. Livestock Science 114, 354-357.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1871141307005161

Winter K, Garcia M and Holtum JAM (2008) On the nature of facultative and constitutive CAM: environmental and developmental control of CAM expression during early growth of Clusia, Kalanchoe, and Opuntia. J. Exp. Bot. 59, 1829-1840.  http://jxb.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/59/7/1829

Yang N, Zhao M, Zhu B, Yang B, Chen C, Cui C and Jiang Y (2008) Anti-diabetic effects of polysaccharides from Opuntia monacantha cladode in normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies 9, 570-574.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1466856407001725

Zhang H, Wang J, Li R, Bai J, Ye Y and Ren F (2008) Attenuated effects of peptides derived from porcine plasma albumin on in vitro lipid peroxidation in the liver homogenate of mice. Food Chemistry 111, 364-369.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030881460800410X

Zhao H, Fan W, Dong J, Lu J, Chen J, Shan L, Lin Y and Kong W (2008) Evaluation of antioxidant activities and total phenolic contents of typical malting barley varieties. Food Chemistry 107, 296-304.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814607008114

Zhu X and Choo K-H (2008) A novel approach to determine the molecular overlap of polyelectrolyte using an ultrafiltration membrane. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 312, 231-237.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927775707006966

Zourgui L, El Golli E, Bouaziz C, Bacha H and Hassen W (2008) Cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) cladodes prevent oxidative damage induced by the mycotoxin zearalenone in Balb C mice. Food and chemical toxicology. 46, 5.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2008.01.023

Zourgui L, Golli EE, Bouaziz C, Bacha H and Hassen W (2008) Cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) cladodes prevent oxidative damage induced by the mycotoxin zearalenone in Balb/C mice. Food and Chemical Toxicology 46, 1817-1824.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691508000458

Zykwinska A, Thibault J-Fo and Ralet M-C (2008) Competitive binding of pectin and xyloglucan with primary cell wall cellulose. Carbohydrate Polymers 74, 957-961.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861708002464

(2007) Subject Index. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 113, e34-e85.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874107004539

(2007) Subject Index Scientia Horticulturae Volume 113. Scientia Horticulturae 113, e5-e12.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304423807002580

(2007) Contents. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 113, e1-e21.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874107004515

Alary V, Nefzaoui A and Ben Jemaa M (2007) Promoting the adoption of natural resource management technology in arid and semi-arid areas: Modelling the impact of spineless cactus in alley cropping in Central Tunisia. Agricultural systems. 94, 2.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2007.02.003

Alary V, Nefzaoui A and Jemaa MB (2007) Promoting the adoption of natural resource management technology in arid and semi-arid areas: Modelling the impact of spineless cactus in alley cropping in Central Tunisia. Agricultural Systems 94, 573-585.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308521X0700011X

Bendahou A, Dufresne A, Kaddami H and Habibi Y (2007) Isolation and structural characterization of hemicelluloses from palm of Phoenix dactylifera L. Carbohydrate Polymers 68, 601-608.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014486170600525X

Brague-Bouragba N, Brague A, Dellouli S and Lieutier Fo (2007) Comparaison des peuplements de ColÉoptères et d’AraignÉes en zone reboisÉe et en zone steppique dans une rÉgion prÉsaharienne d’AlgÉrie. Comptes Rendus Biologies 330, 923-939.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1631069107003307

Breyer A, Elstner M, Gillessen T, Weiser D and Elstner E (2007) Glutamate-induced cell death in neuronal HT22 cells is attenuated by extracts from St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum L.). Phytomedicine 14, 250-255.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0944711307000293

Cassano A, Conidi C, Timpone R, D’Avella M and Drioli E (2007) A membrane-based process for the clarification and the concentration of the cactus pear juice. Journal of Food Engineering 80, 914-921.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260877406005450

Cassano A, Conidi C, Timpone R, D’Avella M and Drioli E (2007) A membrane-based process for the clarification and the concentration of the cactus pear juice. Journal of Food Engineering 80, 914-921.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260877406005450

Cassano A, Conidi C, Timpone R, D’Avella M and Drioli E (2007) A membrane-based process for the clarification and the concentration of the cactus pear juice. Journal of food engineering. 80, 914-921.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2006.08.005

Cheel J, Theoduloz C, RodrÍguez JA, Caligari PDS and Schmeda-Hirschmann G (2007) Free radical scavenging activity and phenolic content in achenes and thalamus from Fragaria chiloensis ssp. chiloensis, F. vesca and F. x ananassa cv. Chandler. Food Chemistry 102, 36-44.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814606003694

ChlÁdek G and Zapletal D (2007) A free-choice intake of mineral blocks in beef cows during the grazing season and in winter. Livestock Science 106, 41-46.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1871141306002435

Coenen GJ, Bakx EJ, Verhoef RP, Schols HA and Voragen AGJ (2007) Identification of the connecting linkage between homo- or xylogalacturonan and rhamnogalacturonan type I. Carbohydrate Polymers 70, 224-235.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861707002068

Dastmalchi K, Damien Dorman HJ, Koşar Mb and Hiltunen R (2007) Chemical composition and in vitro antioxidant evaluation of a water-soluble Moldavian balm (Dracocephalum moldavica L.) extract. LWT - Food Science and Technology 40, 239-248.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0023643805002306

De Boeck HJ, Lemmens CMHM, Gielen B, Bossuyt H, Malchair S, Carnol M, Merckx R, Ceulemans R and Nijs I (2007) Combined effects of climate warming and plant diversity loss on above- and below-ground grassland productivity. Environmental and Experimental Botany 60, 95-104.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0098847206000967

Devi RS, Narayan S, Vani G and Shyamala Devi CS (2007) Gastroprotective effect of Terminalia arjuna bark on diclofenac sodium induced gastric ulcer. Chemico-Biological Interactions 167, 71-83.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0009279707000208

Díaz Medina EM, Rodríguez Rodríguez EM and Díaz Romero C (2007) Chemical characterization of Opuntia dillenii and Opuntia ficus indica fruits. Food chemistry. 103, 1.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2006.06.064

Duan X, Jiang Y, Su X, Zhang Z and Shi J (2007) Antioxidant properties of anthocyanins extracted from litchi (Litchi chinenesis Sonn.) fruit pericarp tissues in relation to their role in the pericarp browning. Food Chemistry 101, 1365-1371.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814606002718

Egito AS, Girardet JM, Laguna LE, Poirson C, MollÉ D, Miclo L, Humbert G and Gaillard JL (2007) Milk-clotting activity of enzyme extracts from sunflower and albizia seeds and specific hydrolysis of bovine κ-casein. International Dairy Journal 17, 816-825.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0958694606002214

Ehlenfeldt MK and Vorsa N (2007) Inheritance Patterns of Parthenocarpic Fruit Development in Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.). HortScience 42, 1127-1130.  http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/42/5/1127

Ennouri M, Fetoui H, Hammami M, Bourret E, Attia H and Zeghal N (2007) Effects of diet supplementation with cactus pear seeds and oil on serum and liver lipid parameters in rats. Food Chemistry 101, 248-253.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030881460600080X

Falade KO, Olurin TO, Ike EA and Aworh OC (2007) Effect of pretreatment and temperature on air-drying of Dioscorea alata and Dioscorea rotundata slices. Journal of Food Engineering 80, 1002-1010.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260877406005668

Feng T, Gu ZB and Jin ZY (2007) Chemical Composition and Some Rheological Properties of Mesona Blumes Gum. Food Science and Technology International 13, 55-61.  http://fst.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/13/1/55

Galati EM, Monforte MT, Miceli N, Mondello MR, Taviano MF, Galluzzo M and Tripodo MM (2007) Opuntia ficus indica (L.) Mill. mucilages show cytoprotective effect on gastric mucosa in rat. Phytother Res 21, 344-6.

Garralla S and Cuadrado GA (2007) Pollen morphology of Austrocylindropuntia Backeb, Maihueniopsis Speg., Opuntia Mill. and Tephrocactus Lem. (Cactaceae, Opuntioideae) of Argentina. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 146, 1-17.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034666707000036

Gbaha P, Yobouet Andoh H, Kouassi Saraka J, KamÉnan Koua B and TourÉ S (2007) Experimental investigation of a solar dryer with natural convective heat flow. Renewable Energy 32, 1817-1829.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S096014810600262X

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(2006) Subject Index Volume 108. Scientia Horticulturae 108, 448-456.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304423806001701

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(2005) P.5.021 Semax treatment effects in patients with postradiation brain lesion. European Neuropsychopharmacology 15, Supplement 3, S566-S567.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924977X05811861

(2005) Subject Index. Scientia Horticulturae 103, 515-525.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304423804002912

(2005) Table Sommaire/Contents - tome 8, janvier dÉcembre 2005. Comptes Rendus Chimie 8, 1981-1988.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1631074805003577

(2005) Contents of Volume. Scientia Horticulturae 103, 527-530.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304423804002924

(2005) Bibliography. Food Hydrocolloids 19, 1075-1078.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0268005X05000822

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Dimitris L, Pompodakis N, Markellou E and Lionakis SM (2005) Storage response of cactus pear fruit following hot water brushing. Postharvest Biology and Technology 38, 145-151.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925521405001390

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Felker P, Rodriguez SdC, Casoliba RM, Filippini R, Medina D and Zapata R (2005) Comparison of Opuntia ficus indica varieties of Mexican and Argentine origin for fruit yield and quality in Argentina. Journal of Arid Environments 60, 405-422.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196304001314

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Alarcon-Aguilar FJ, Valdes-Arzate A, Xolalpa-Molina S, Banderas-Dorantes T, Jimenez-Estrada M, Hernandez-Galicia E and Roman-Ramos R (2003) Hypoglycemic activity of two polysaccharides isolated from Opuntia ficus-indica and O. streptacantha. Proc West Pharmacol Soc 46, 139-42.

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Balen B, Krsnik-Rasol M and Simeon-Rudolf V (2003) Isoenzymes of peroxidase and esterase related to morphogenesis inMammillaria gracillisPfeiff. tissue culture. Journal of Plant Physiology 160, 1401-1406.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0176161704705337

Ben Salem H and Nefzaoui A (2003) Feed blocks as alternative supplements for sheep and goats. Small Ruminant Research 49, 275-288.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921448803001445

Ben Salem H, Salem IB, Nefzaoui A and Saı̈d MSB (2003) Effect of PEG and olive cake feed blocks supply on feed intake, digestion, and health of goats given kermes oak (Quercus coccifera L.) foliage. Animal Feed Science and Technology 110, 45-59.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0377840103002153

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Cadez N, Poot GA, Raspor P and Smith MT (2003) Hanseniaspora meyeri sp. nov., Hanseniaspora clermontiae sp. nov., Hanseniaspora lachancei sp. nov. and Hanseniaspora opuntiae sp. nov., novel apiculate yeast species. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 53, 1671-1680.  http://ijs.sgmjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/53/5/1671

Cortes PA, Terrazas T, Leon TC and Larque-Saavedra A (2003) Brassinosteroid effects on the precocity and yield of cladodes of cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica (L) Mill.). Scientia horticulturae 97, 65-73.

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El-Hilaly J, Hmammouchi M and Lyoussi Ba (2003) Ethnobotanical studies and economic evaluation of medicinal plants in Taounate province (Northern Morocco). Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86, 149-158.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874103000126

Fernandez EC, Sandi YE and Kokoska L (2003) Ethnobotanical inventory of medicinal plants used in the Bustillo Province of the Potosi Department, Bolivia. Fitoterapia 74, 407-416.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367326X03000534

Galati EM, Mondello MR, Giuffrida D, Dugo G, Miceli N, Pergolizzi S and Taviano MF (2003) Chemical characterization and biological effects of Sicilian Opuntia ficus indica (L.) mill. Fruit juice: antioxidant and antiulcerogenic activity. J Agric Food Chem 51, 4903-8.

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Guevara JC, Yahia EM, Brito de la Fuente E and Biserka SP (2003) Effects of elevated concentrations of CO2 in modified atmosphere packaging on the quality of prickly pear cactus stems (Opuntia spp.). Postharvest Biology and Technology 29, 167-176.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925521403000218

Guevarat JC, Silva Colomer JH, Estevez OR and Paez JA (2003) Simulation of the economic feasibility of fodder shrub plantations as a supplement for goat production in the north-eastern plain of Mendoza, Argentina. Journal of Arid Environments 53, 85-98.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196302910244

Haslam R, Borland A, Maxwell K and Griffiths H (2003) Physiological responses of the CAM epiphyteTillandsia usneoides L. (Bromeliaceae) to variations in light and water supply. Journal of Plant Physiology 160, 627-634.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0176161704704460

Jaramillo-Flores ME, Gonzalez-Cruz L, Cornejo-Mazon M, Dorantes-Alvarez L, Gutierrez-Lopez GF and Hernandez-Sanchez H (2003) Effect of Thermal Treatment on the Antioxidant Activity and Content of Carotenoids and Phenolic Compounds of Cactus Pear Cladodes (Opuntia ficus-indica). Food Science and Technology International 9, 271-278.  http://fst.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/9/4/271

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Malainine ME, Dufresne A, Dupeyre D, Mahrouz M, Vuong R and Vignon MR (2003) Structure and morphology of cladodes and spines of Opuntia ficus-indica. Cellulose extraction and characterisation. Carbohydrate Polymers 51, 77-83.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861702001571

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Malainine ME, Dufresne A, Dupeyre Dl, Mahrouz M, Vuong R and Vignon MR (2003) Structure and morphology of cladodes and spines of Opuntia ficus-indica. Cellulose extraction and characterisation. Carbohydrate Polymers 51, 77-83.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861702001571

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Medina-Torres L, Brito-De La Fuente E, Torrestiana-Sanchez B and Alonso S (2003) Mechanical properties of gels formed by mixtures of mucilage gum (Opuntia ficus indica) and carrageenans. Carbohydrate Polymers 52, 143-150.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861702002692

MouÉcoucou J, Sanchez C, Villaume C, Marrion O, FrÉmont S, Laurent F and MÉjean L (2003) Effects of Different Levels of Gum Arabic, Low Methylated Pectin and Xylan on In Vitro Digestibility of β-Lactoglobulin. Journal of Dairy Science 86, 3857-3865.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022030203739939

Ninio R, Lewinsohn E, Mizrahi Y and Sitrit Y (2003) Quality attributes of stored koubo (Cereus peruvianus (L.) Miller) fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology 30, 273-280.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925521403001157

Nobel PS and De la Barrera E (2003) Tolerances and acclimation to low and high temperatures for cladodes, fruits and roots of a widely cultivated cactus, Opuntia ficus-indica. New phytologist. 157, 271-279.

Orona Castillo I, Flores Hernandez A, Rivera Gonzalez M, Martinez JG and Espinoza Arellano JdJ (2003) Water productivity in prickly pear using drip irrigation in the Lagunera region. Productividad del agua en el cultivo de nopal con riego por goteo en la comarca Lagunera. Terra : Organo Cientifico de la Sociedad Mexicana de la Ciencia del Suelo, A.C. 21, 195-201.

Park C, So H-S, Shin C-H, Baek S-H, Moon B-S, Shin S-H, Lee H-S, Lee D-W and Park R (2003) Quercetin protects the hydrogen peroxide-induced apoptosis via inhibition of mitochondrial dysfuntion in H9c2 cardiomyoblast cells. Biochemical Pharmacology 66, 1287-1295.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006295203004787

Peng Y and Zhang L (2003) Characterization of a polysaccharide–protein complex from Ganoderma tsugae mycelium by size-exclusion chromatography combined with laser light scattering. Journal of Biochemical and Biophysical Methods 56, 243-252.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165022X03000629

Peng Y, Zhang L, Zeng F and Xu Y (2003) Structure and antitumor activity of extracellular polysaccharides from mycelium. Carbohydrate Polymers 54, 297-303.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861703001905

PIETERS AJ, TEZARA W and HERRERA A (2003) Operation of the Xanthophyll Cycle and Degradation of D1 Protein in the Inducible CAM plant, Talinum triangulare, under Water Deficit. Ann. Bot. 92, 393-399.  http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/92/3/393

Pieters AJ, Tezara W and Herrera ANA (2003) Operation of the Xanthophyll Cycle and Degradation of D1 Protein in the Inducible CAM plant, Talinum triangulare, under Water Deficit. Ann. Bot. 92, 393-399.  http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/92/3/393

Piga A, Caro AD, Pinna I and Agabbio M (2003) Changes in ascorbic