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

Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Opuntia robusta

 

 

This species is usually known as:

Opuntia robusta

 

This species has also been known as:

Opuntia robusta var. guerrana, Opuntia robusta var. larreyi

 

Common names:

Wheel Cactus, Camuesa

 

 

Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Opuntia robusta: 54]

 

 

Popularity of Opuntia robusta over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Opuntia robusta (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 robusta 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: 332]

 

Opuntia (13), Opuntia ficus-indica (10), opuntia robusta (9), Cactaceae (5), Prickly pear (5), opuntia streptacantha (4), antioxidants (3), ascorbic acid (3), betalains (3), Internet resource (3), medicinal plants (3), Agroecosystem (2), Alien plant (2), Antioxidant activity (2), BDNF (2), Cactus pearOutcrossing (2), Carotenoids (2), clones (2), Diabetes (2), drought (2), epidermis (2), Fastness (2), <ARROW First and second blooms (2), Flower insects (2), Fruit quality (2), Insect resistance (2), leaves (2), Long-term memory (2), Mexico (2), Mordant (2), Natural dye (2), Neurogenesis (2), Ojuelos (2), opuntia cochenillifera (2), Opuntia ficus-indica var. saboten (2), Phenolics (2), plant physiology (2), Prickly pear cactus (2), Proteinase inhibitor (2), root growth (2), seasonal variation (2), Seed protein (2), Semiarid (2), Tocopherols (2), Trypsin inhibitor (2), water stress (2), Wool (2), (Mouse) (1), 11-dehydro-thromboxane B2 (11-DH-TXB2) (1), 2D-LC–MS/MS (1), acclimation (1), Acheta (1), adaptation (1), AFLP (1), age (1), air temperature (1), ALT (1), Amidation (1), Anthesis (1), antidiabetic (1), Antioxidant enzymes (1), Argentina (1), AST (1), Betalains from red beet (1), biomass production (1), blood sugar lowering (1), cacti and succulents (1), Cactus (1), Cactus (Opuntia ficus indica) cladodes (1), Cactus pad (1), Cactus pear (1), cactus pears (1), callus (1), cambium (1), Cardiac diseases (DOWN>1), cell respiration (1), Chilling injury (1), Chloroplast SSR (1), Cholesterol (1), cladodes in pharmaceuticals (1), CO2 uptake (1), cold stress (1), cold tolerance (1), color (1), Content flow cytometry (1), Convective drying (1), crude protein (1), cultivation (1), Diabetes mellitus (1), DNA (1), dunes (1), enzyme activity (1), equations (1), Errachidia (1), Ethephon (1), Ethnobotanical survey (1), Ethnobotany (1), Ethnopharmacological survey (1), experimental diabetes (1), family Cactaceae, Opuntioideae (1)…..

 

[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]

 

dye (69.49), fruit (11.89), oilseed/fat (2.73), food for humans (2.68), timber (2.03), fodder (1.99), weed (1.22), medicinal (1.00), boundary (0.48), poison (0.44)…..

 

[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]

 

Lavelli V, Sri Harsha PSC, Piochi M and Torri L (2017) Sustainable recovery of grape skins for use in an apple beverage with antiglycation properties. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 52, 108-117. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.13261

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

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

(2016) Poster Session I (Abstracts 259 – 729). Hepatology 64, 136-361. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hep.28797

Álvarez-Espino R, Ríos-Casanova L and Godínez-Álvarez H (2016) Seed removal in a tropical North American desert: an evaluation of pre- and post-dispersal seed removal in Stenocereus stellatus. Plant Biology, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/plb.12541

Badano EI, Samour-Nieva OR, Flores J, Flores-Flores JL, Flores-Cano JA and Rodas-Ortiz JP (2016) Facilitation by nurse plants contributes to vegetation recovery in human-disturbed desert ecosystems. J Plant Ecol 9, 485-497. http://jpe.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/9/5/485

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

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

De Wit M, Hugo A and Shongwe N (2016) Quality Assessment of Seed Oil from Selected Cactus Pear Cultivars (Opuntia ficus-indica and Opuntia robusta). Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.12898

Samah S, De Teodoro Pardo CV, Serrato Cruz MA and Valadez-Moctezuma E (2016) Genetic Diversity, Genotype Discrimination, and Population Structure of Mexican Opuntia sp., Determined by SSR Markers. Plant molecular biology reporter. 34, 146-159. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11105-015-0908-4

Shabani F, Kumar L and Ahmadi M (2016) A comparison of absolute performance of different correlative and mechanistic species distribution models in an independent area. Ecology and Evolution 6, 5973-5986. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2332

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

Alonso-Castro AJ, Domínguez F, Zapata-Morales JR and Carranza-Álvarez C (2015) Plants used in the traditional medicine of Mesoamerica (Mexico and Central America) and the Caribbean for the treatment of obesity. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 175, 335-345. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874115301549

Chaves CJN, Leal BSS and de Lemos-Filho JP (2015) Temperature modulation of thermal tolerance of a CAM-tank bromeliad and the relationship with acid accumulation in different leaf regions. Physiologia Plantarum 154, 500-510. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppl.12295

Du Toit A, Wit Md, Osthoff G and Hugo A (2015) Antioxidant content and capacity of fruit from different colour cactus pear (O. ficus-indica and O. Robusta) cultivars. Acta horticulturae., 187-192. http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1067.25

Méndez LP, Flores FT, Martín JD, Rodríguez Rodríguez EM and Díaz Romero C (2015) Physicochemical characterization of cactus pads from Opuntia dillenii and Opuntia ficus indica. Food Chemistry 188, 393-398. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030881461500730X

Corzo-Rios LJ, Solorza-Feria J, Betancur-Ancona D and Chel-Guerrero L (2014) Rheological properties and gel strength of Phaseolus lunatus protein/carboxymethylated flamboyant gum systems. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 49, 1513-1521. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.12448

Frausto-Reyes C, Loza-Cornejo S, Terrazas T, de la Luz Miranda-Beltran M, Aparicio-Fernandez X, Lopez-Macias BM, Morales-Martinez SE and Ortiz-Morales M (2014) Raman Spectroscopy Study of Calcium Oxalate Extracted from Cacti Stems. Applied Spectroscopy 68, 1260-1265. http://asp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/68/11/1260

Herce MF, Martorell C, Alonso-Fernandez C, Boullosa LFVV and Meave JA (2014) Stem tilting in the inter-tropical cactus Echinocactus platyacanthus: an adaptive solution to the trade-off between radiation acquisition and temperature control. Plant Biology 16, 571-577. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/plb.12085

Rodríguez-González S, Martínez-Flores HE, Chávez-Moreno CK, Macías-Rodríguez LI, Zavala-Mendoza E, Garnica-Romo MG and Chacón-García L (2014) Extraction and Characterization of Mucilage From Wild Species of Opuntia. Journal of Food Process Engineering 37, 285-292. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpe.12084

(2013) Myrmecia: Volume 49, Part 3. Australian Journal of Entomology 52, N1-N64. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aen.12055

Flores-Renteria L, Orozco-Arroyo G, Cruz-Garcia F, Garcia-Campusano F, Alfaro I and Vazquez-Santana S (2013) Programmed cell death promotes male sterility in the functional dioecious Opuntia stenopetala (Cactaceae). Ann. Bot. 112, 789-800. http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/112/5/789

Lyra MCCPd, Santos DC, Silva MLRBd, Mondragón-Jacobo C and Martínez-Romero E (2013) Molecular characteristics of Opuntias based on internal transcribed spacer sequences (its) of Queretaro State - Mexico. Acta horticulturae., 995. http://www.actahort.org/books/995/995_2.htm

Serra AT, Poejo J, Matias AA, Bronze MR and Duarte CMM (2013) Evaluation of Opuntia spp. derived products as antiproliferative agents in human colon cancer cell line (HT29). Food Research International 54, 892-901. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996913004870

Treviño-Amador IA, Méndez-Llorente F, López-Carlos MA, Aguilera-Soto JI, Ramírez-Lozano RG, Núñez-González MA and Zuñiga EJC (2013) Biogas production from pig manure fed Opuntia robusta diets. Acta horticulturae., 995. http://www.actahort.org/books/995/995_43.htm

Guesmi A, Hamadi NB, Ladhari N and Sakli F (2012) Dyeing properties and colour fastness of wool dyed with indicaxanthin natural dye. Industrial Crops and Products 37, 493-499. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0926669011003232

Majure LC, Puente R, Griffith MP, Judd WS, Soltis PS and Soltis DE (2012) Phylogeny of Opuntia s.s. (Cactaceae): Clade delineation, geographic origins, and reticulate evolution. Am. J. Botany 99, 847-864. http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/99/5/847

Martinez Salvador M, Mata-Gonzalez R, Morales Nieto C and Valdez-Cepeda R (2012) Agave salmiana plant communities in central Mexico as affected by commercial use. Environ Manage 49, 55-63.

Martínez Salvador M, Mata-González R, Morales Nieto C and Valdez-Cepeda R (2012) Agave salmiana Plant Communities in Central Mexico as Affected by Commercial Use. Environmental management. 49, 55-63. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00267-011-9759-4

Riojas-López ME (2012) Response of rodent assemblages to change in habitat heterogeneity in fruit-oriented nopal orchards in the Central High Plateau of Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments 85, 27-32. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196312001322

Spigler RB and Ashman T-L (2012) Gynodioecy to dioecy: are we there yet? Ann. Bot. 109, 531-543. http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/109/3/531

Yahia EM (2012) Prickly Pear Fruit and Cladodes. In ‘Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 264-285. (Wiley-Blackwell). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781444354652.ch13

 

 

References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Opuntia robusta: 54; Any undated papers have been included at the end]

 

Flores-Renteria L, Orozco-Arroyo G, Cruz-Garcia F, Garcia-Campusano F, Alfaro I and Vazquez-Santana S (2013) Programmed cell death promotes male sterility in the functional dioecious Opuntia stenopetala (Cactaceae). Ann. Bot. 112, 789-800.  http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/112/5/789

Guesmi A, Hamadi NB, Ladhari N and Sakli F (2012) Dyeing properties and colour fastness of wool dyed with indicaxanthin natural dye. Industrial Crops and Products 37, 493-499.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0926669011003232

Majure LC, Puente R, Griffith MP, Judd WS, Soltis PS and Soltis DE (2012) Phylogeny of Opuntia s.s. (Cactaceae): Clade delineation, geographic origins, and reticulate evolution. Am. J. Botany 99, 847-864.  http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/99/5/847

Martinez Salvador M, Mata-Gonzalez R, Morales Nieto C and Valdez-Cepeda R (2012) Agave salmiana plant communities in central Mexico as affected by commercial use. Environ Manage 49, 55-63.

Riojas-López ME (2012) Response of rodent assemblages to change in habitat heterogeneity in fruit-oriented nopal orchards in the Central High Plateau of Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments 85, 27-32.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196312001322

Spigler RB and Ashman T-L (2012) Gynodioecy to dioecy: are we there yet? Ann. Bot. 109, 531-543.  http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/109/3/531

Yahia EM (2012) Prickly Pear Fruit and Cladodes. In ‘Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 264-285. (Wiley-Blackwell). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781444354652.ch13

Butterweck V, Semlin L, Feistel B, Pischel I, Bauer K and Verspohl EJ (2011) Comparative evaluation of two different Opuntia ficus-indica extracts for blood sugar lowering effects in rats. Phytotherapy Research 25, 370-375.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ptr.3271

Lo Verde G and La Mantia T (2011) The role of native flower visitors in pollinating Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill., naturalized in Sicily. Acta Oecologica 37, 413-417.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1146609X11000798

Riojas-López ME, Mellink E, Raoul F, Luévano J, Vaniscotte A and Giraudoux P (2011) Landscape partitioning by nocturnal rodent assemblages in the Llanos de Ojuelos, in Mexico’s Central High Plateau. Diversity and Distributions 17, 739-747.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00764.x

Santos-Zea L, Gutierrez-Uribe J and Serna-Saldivar S (2011) Comparative analyses of total phenols, antioxidant activity, and flavonol glycoside profile of cladode flours from different varieties of Opuntia spp. J Agric Food Chem 59, 7054-61.

Saoudi M, Jebahi S, Jamoussi K, Salah GB, Kallel C and Feki AE (2011) Haematological and biochemical toxicity induced by methanol in rats: Ameliorative effects of Opuntia vulgaris fruit extract. Human and Experimental Toxicology 30, 1963-1971.  http://het.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/30/12/1963

Yahia EM and Mondragon-Jacobo C (2011) Nutritional components and anti-oxidant capacity of ten cultivars and lines of cactus pear fruit (Opuntia spp.). Food Research International 44, 2311-2318.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S096399691100144X

Kim JM, Kim DH, Park SJ, Park DH, Jung SY, Kim HJ, Lee YS, Jin C and Ryu JH (2010) The n-butanolic extract of Opuntia ficus-indica var. saboten enhances long-term memory in the passive avoidance task in mice. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry 34, 1011-1017.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278584610001892

del Castillo RF and Argueta ST (2009) Reproductive implications of combined and separate sexes in a trioecious population of Opuntia robusta (Cactaceae). Am. J. Botany 96, 1148-1158.  http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/96/6/1148

Liu H, Zhao X, Wang F, Li Y, Jiang X, Ye M, Zhao ZK and Zou H (2009) Comparative proteomic analysis of Rhodosporidium toruloides during lipid accumulation. Yeast 26, 553-566.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/yea.1706

Lu X, Wang Y and Zhang Z (2009) Radioprotective activity of betalains from red beets in mice exposed to gamma irradiation. European Journal of Pharmacology 615, 223-227.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014299909004427

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

Sharp G, Jannusch N and Stone H (2009) Management of the vulnerable plant species, Sclerolaena walkeri (C. White) A.J Scott in a remote electricity corridor, Currawinya National Park. Ecological Management & Restoration 10, 158-166.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-8903.2009.00480.x

Torres-Castillo JA, Jacobo CMn and Blanco-Labra A (2009) Characterization of a highly stable trypsin-like proteinase inhibitor from the seeds of Opuntia streptacantha (O. streptacantha Lemaire). Phytochemistry 70, 1374-1381.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031942209003616

Torres-Castillo JA, Mondragon Jacobo C and Blanco-Labra A (2009) Characterization of a highly stable trypsin-like proteinase inhibitor from the seeds of Opuntia streptacantha (O. streptacantha Lemaire). Phytochemistry. 70, 11-12.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.phytochem.2009.08.009

Hfaiedh N, Allagui MS, Hfaiedh M, Feki AE, Zourgui L and Croute F (2008) Protective effect of cactus (Opuntia ficus indica) cladode extract upon nickel-induced toxicity in rats. Food and Chemical Toxicology 46, 3759-3763.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691508005565

Medina-Torres L, Gallegos-Infante JA, Gonzalez-Laredo RF and Rocha-Guzman NE (2008) Drying kinetics of nopal (Opuntia ficus-indica) using three different methods and their effect on their mechanical properties. LWT - Food Science and Technology 41, 1183-1188.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0023643807002691

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

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 &amp; Emerging Technologies 9, 570-574.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1466856407001725

Ramírez JA, Rodríguez NR, Uresti RM, Velazquez G and Vázquez M (2007) Fiber-rich functional fish food from striped mullet (Mugil cephalus) using amidated low methoxyl pectin. Food Hydrocolloids 21, 527-536.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0268005X0600124X

Segura S, Scheinvar L, Olalde G, Leblanc O, Filardo S, Muratalla A, Gallegos C and Flores C (2007) Genome sizes and ploidy levels in Mexican cactus pear species Opuntia (Tourn.) Mill. series Streptacanthae Britton et Rose, Leucotrichae DC., Heliabravoanae Scheinvar and Robustae Britton et Rose. Genetic resources and crop evolution. 54, 1033-1041.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10722-006-9196-z

Tahraoui A, El-Hilaly J, Israili ZH and Lyoussi B (2007) Ethnopharmacological survey of plants used in the traditional treatment of hypertension and diabetes in south-eastern Morocco (Errachidia province). Journal of Ethnopharmacology 110, 105-117.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874106004600

H.A S (2006) Root distribution with changes in distance and depth of two-year-old cactus pears Opuntia ficus-indica and O. robusta plants. South African Journal of Botany 72, 434-441.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629906000330

Reyes-Agüero JA, Aguirre R JR and Valiente-Banuet A (2006) Reproductive biology of Opuntia: A review. Journal of Arid Environments 64, 549-585.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196305001564

Ruiz Pérez-Cacho MP, Galán-Soldevilla H, Corrales García J and Hernández Montes A (2006) Sensory characterization of nopalitos (Opuntia spp.). Food Research International 39, 285-293.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996905001869

Snyman HA (2006) A greenhouse study on root dynamics of cactus pears, Opuntia ficus-indica and O. robusta. Journal of arid environments. 65, 4.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2005.10.004

Rodriguez S, Casóliba RM, Questa AG and Felker P (2005) Hot water treatment to reduce chilling injury and fungal development and improve visual quality of two Opuntia ficus indica fruit clones. Journal of Arid Environments 63, 366-378.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196305000789

Stintzing FC, Herbach KM, Mosshammer MR, Carle R, Yi W, Sellappan S, Akoh CC, Bunch R and Felker P (2005) Color, betalain pattern, and antioxidant properties of cactus pear (Opuntia spp.) clones. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. 53, 442-451.

Griffith MP (2004) The origins of an important cactus crop, Opuntia ficus-indica (Cactaceae): new molecular evidence. Am. J. Botany 91, 1915-1921.  http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/91/11/1915

Labra M, Grassi F, Bardini M, Imazio S, Guiggi A, Citterio S, Banfi E and Sgorbati S (2003) Genetic relationships in Opuntia Mill. genus (Cactaceae) detected by molecular marker. Plant Science 165, 1129-1136.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168945203003212

Pimienta-Barrios E, Gonzalez Del Castillo-Aranda ME, Munoz-Urias A and Nobel PS (2003) Effects of Benomyl and Drought on the Mycorrhizal Development and Daily Net CO2 Uptake of a Wild Platyopuntia in a Rocky Semi-arid Environment. Ann. Bot. 92, 239-245.  http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/92/2/239

Wolfram R, Budinsky A, Efthimiou Y, Stomatopoulos J, Oguogho A and Sinzinger H (2003) Daily prickly pear consumption improves platelet function. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids 69, 61-66.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0952327803000577

Bobich EG and Nobel PS (2002) Cladode junction regions and their biomechanics for arborescent platyopuntias. International journal of plant sciences. 163, 507-517.

Estrada-Luna AA, Lopez-Peralta C and Cardenas-Soriano E (2002) In vitro micrografting and the histology of graft union formation of selected species of prickly pear cactus (Opuntia spp.). Scientia horticulturae 92, 317-327.

Pimienta-Barrios E, Castillo-Aranda MEGd and Nobel PS (2002) Ecophysiology of a wild platyopuntia exposed to prolonged drought. Environmental and experimental botany. 47, 77-86.

Pimienta-Barrios E, González del Castillo-Aranda MaE and Nobel PS (2002) Ecophysiology of a wild platyopuntia exposed to prolonged drought. Environmental and Experimental Botany 47, 77-86.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0098847201001149

Strittmatter LI, Negron-Ortiz V and Hickey RJ (2002) Subdioecy in Consolea spinosissima (Cactaceae): breeding system and embryological studies. Am. J. Botany 89, 1373-1387.  http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/89/9/1373

Wolfram RM, Kritz H, Efthimiou Y, Stomatopoulos J and Sinzinger H (2002) Effect of prickly pear (Opuntia robusta) on glucose- and lipid-metabolism in non-diabetics with hyperlipidemia—a pilot study. Wien Klin Wochenschr 114, 840-6.

Budinsky A, Wolfram R, Oguogho A, Efthimiou Y, Stamatopoulos Y and Sinzinger H (2001) Regular ingestion of opuntia robusta lowers oxidation injury. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids 65, 45-50.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095232780190287X

Corrales-Garcı́a J and González-Martı́nez P (2001) Effect of gibberellic acid and (2-chloroethane) phosphonic acid on glochid abscission in cactus pear fruit (Opuntia amyclaea Tenore). Postharvest Biology and Technology 22, 151-157.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925521400001927

Jouad H, Haloui M, Rhiouani H, El Hilaly J and Eddouks M (2001) Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used for the treatment of diabetes, cardiac and renal diseases in the North centre region of Morocco (Fez–Boulemane). Journal of Ethnopharmacology 77, 175-182.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874101002896

Guevara JC, Gonnet JM and Estevez OR (2000) Frost hardiness and production of Opuntia forage clones in the Mendoza plain, Argentina. Journal of arid environments. 46, 199-207.

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