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

Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Opuntia stricta

 

 

This species is usually known as:

Opuntia stricta

 

This species has also been known as:

Opuntia stricta var. dillenii, Opuntia stricta var. stricta

 

Common names:

Erect Pricklypear, Erect Prickly Pear, Nopal Estricto

 

 

Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Opuntia stricta: 247]

 

 

Popularity of Opuntia stricta over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Opuntia stricta (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 stricta 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: 1357]

 

Opuntia stricta (35), invasive species (17), Cactoblastis cactorum (14), Biological control (13), Internet resource (11), Opuntia (11), Florida (10), betalains (9), Cactaceae (9), Biological invasions (8), South Africa (8), betacyanins (6), Formicidae (6), Invasive plants (6), mortality (6), oviposition (6), anthocyanins (5), Cactus pear (5), Drosophila (5), invasive alien species (5), Kruger National Park (5), <ARROW microencapsulation (5), Non-native species (5), Opuntia ficus-indica (5), Pollination (5), species richness (5), Biodiversity (4), cacti and succulents (4), Ethnobotany (4), Medicinal plants (4), Modelling (4), propagule pressure (4), Spray-drying (4), weeds (4), Australia (3), Betanin (3), Carbon dioxide (3), Chemical composition (3), Climate matching (3), color (3), complexity (3), conservation (3), Conservation areas (3), dispersal (3), Diversity (3), food coloring (3), food composition (3), growth (3), host plants (3), insect pests (3), Internet resource AgSpace (3), introduced species (3), invasibility (3), Invasion (3), invasiveness (3), larvae (3), management (3), Maputaland (3), Mexico (3), Microclimate (3), mutualism (3), nectar (3), Neobetanin (3), phenology (3), photosynthesis (3), polyphenols (3), population density (3), seed dispersal (3), Sexually transmitted infections (3), spatial distribution (3), Species traits (3), spray drying (3), Weed (3), weed control (3), yeasts (3), 17-DecarboxDOWN>y-betanin (2), 2-Decarboxy-betanin (2), acclimation (2), Acidic hydrolysis (2), Adaptive management (2), Aerial photographs (2), Agent releases (2), Alien invader (2), Alien plant (2), Ant (2), Antioxidant activity (2), Antioxidants (2), Australian Aborigines (2), Baker's rule (2), Bank accretion (2), Bench formation (2), Beta vulgaris L. (2), Betalain (2), Biogeography (2), biological control agents (2), Biophysical model (2), Biotic homogenization (2), Bracteolar nectary (2), Cactus pearOutcrossing (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]

 

honey (42.20), food dye (38.11), fruit (3.91), boundary (3.66), poison (1.86), sweetener (1.12), industrial product (0.85), rubber (0.84), timber (0.79), oilseed/fat (0.62)…..

 

[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]

 

Bouaziz F, Koubaa M, Ellouz Ghorbel R and Ellouz Chaabouni S (2017) Biological properties of water-soluble polysaccharides and hemicelluloses from almond gum. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 95, 667-674. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141813016315331

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

Naylor REL (2017) Weed Seed Biology A2 - Thomas, Brian. In ‘Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences (Second Edition)’ (Ed.^(Eds Murray BG and Murphy DJ) pp. 485-492. (Academic Press: Oxford). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123948076000289

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

(2016) Jahresinhaltsverzeichnis 2016. Lebensmittelchemie 70, 173-176. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lemi.201690048

(2016) Program of the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159, 3-346. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22955

Anjos DV, Caserio B, Rezende FT, Ribeiro SP, Del-Claro K and Fagundes R (2016) Extrafloral-nectaries and interspecific aggressiveness regulate day/night turnover of ant species foraging for nectar on Bionia coriacea. Austral Ecology, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aec.12446

Asowata-Ayodele AM, Afolayan AJ and Otunola GA (2016) Ethnobotanical survey of culinary herbs and spices used in the traditional medicinal system of Nkonkobe Municipality, Eastern Cape, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 104, 69-75. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S025462991600020X

Ben Khemis I, Besbes Aridh N, Hamza N, M’Hetli M and Sadok S (2016) Antifungal efficacy of the cactaceae Opuntia stricta (Haworth) prickly pear ethanolic extract in controlling pikeperch Sander lucioperca (Linnaeus) egg saprolegniasis. Journal of Fish Diseases 39, 377-383. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfd.12356

Bouaziz F, Koubaa M, Chaabene M, Barba FJ, Ghorbel RE and Chaabouni SE (2016) High Throughput Screening for Bioactive Volatile Compounds and Polyphenols from Almond (Prunus amygdalus) Gum: Assessment of Their Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.12996

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

Catunda KLM, de Aguiar EM, de Góes Neto PE, da Silva JGM, Moreira JA, do Nascimento Rangel AH and de Lima Júnior DM (2016) Gross composition, fatty acid profile and sensory characteristics of Saanen goat milk fed with Cacti varieties. Tropical animal health and production. 48, 1253-1259. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-016-1085-7

Causton C and Van Driesche RG (2016) Matching tools to management goals. In ‘Integrating Biological Control into Conservation Practice’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 22-53. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118392553.ch3

Chen J and Hua B (2016) Sexual dimorphism of adult labial palps of the peach fruit moth Carposina sasakii Matsumura (Lepidoptera: Carposinidae) with notes on their sensilla. Acta Zoologica 97, 42-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/azo.12103

Cota-Sánchez JH (2016) Chapter 28 - Nutritional Composition of the Prickly Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) Fruit A2 - Simmonds, Monique S.J. In ‘Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars’ (Ed.^(Eds Preedy VR) pp. 691-712. (Academic Press: San Diego). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780124081178000283

Cruz-Rodriguez JA, Gonzalez-Machorro E, Villegas Gonzalez AA, Rodriguez Ramirez ML and Mejia Lara F (2016) Autonomous Biological Control of Dactylopius opuntiae (Hemiptera: Dactyliiopidae) in a Prickly Pear Plantation With Ecological Management. Environ Entomol 45, 642-648. http://ee.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/45/3/642

De Sibio PR and Rossi MN (2016) Interaction Effect Between Herbivory and Plant Fertilization on Extrafloral Nectar Production and on Seed Traits: An Experimental Study With Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae). J Econ Entomol 109, 1612-1618. http://jee.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/109/4/1612

Esquivel P (2016) 4 - Betalains. In ‘Handbook on Natural Pigments in Food and Beverages’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 81-99. (Woodhead Publishing). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B978008100371800004X

Falcão JCF, Dáttilo W and Rico-Gray V (2016) Sampling effort differences can lead to biased conclusions on the architecture of ant–plant interaction networks. Ecological Complexity 25, 44-52. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1476945X16000027

Ford AT, Fryxell JM and Sinclair ARE (2016) Conservation Challenges Facing African Savanna Ecosystems. In ‘Antelope Conservation’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 11-31. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118409572.ch2

Gonçalves-Souza P, Gonçalves EG and Paiva EAS (2016) Extrafloral nectaries in Philodendron (Araceae): distribution and structure. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 180, 229-240. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12366

Hani N, Azarian MH, Torkamani AE and Kamil Mahmood WA (2016) Characterisation of gelatin nanoparticles encapsulated with Moringa oleifera bioactive extract. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 51, 2327-2337. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.13211

Holtum JAM, Hancock LP, Edwards EJ, Crisp MD, Crayn DM, Sage R and Winter K (2016) Australia lacks stem succulents but is it depauperate in plants with crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM)? Current Opinion in Plant Biology 31, 109-117. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1369526616300498

Khan MI (2016) Plant Betalains: Safety, Antioxidant Activity, Clinical Efficacy, and Bioavailability. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 15, 316-330. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1541-4337.12185

Koubaa M, Barba FJ, Grimi N, Mhemdi H, Koubaa W, Boussetta N and Vorobiev E (2016) Recovery of colorants from red prickly pear peels and pulps enhanced by pulsed electric field and ultrasound. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies 37, Part C, 336-344. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1466856416300753

Martins N, Roriz CL, Morales P, Barros L and Ferreira ICFR (2016) Food colorants: Challenges, opportunities and current desires of agro-industries to ensure consumer expectations and regulatory practices. Trends in Food Science & Technology 52, 1-15. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924224416300784

Mis Solval K, Bankston JD, Bechtel PJ and Sathivel S (2016) Physicochemical Properties of Microencapsulated ω-3 Salmon Oil with Egg White Powder. Journal of Food Science 81, E600-E609. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.13228

Montes?Lora S, Hurtado N, Mosquera N, Heredia FJ and Cejudo?Bastante MJ (2016) Effect of technological practices on individual betalains and antioxidant activity of Columbian betalain?rich raw materials. International journal of food science & technology. 51, 1041-1047. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.13056

Montes-Lora S, Hurtado N, Mosquera N, Heredia FJ and Cejudo-Bastante MJ (2016) Effect of technological practices on individual betalains and antioxidant activity of Columbian betalain-rich raw materials. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 51, 1041-1047. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.13056

Moser P, Souza RTD and Nicoletti Telis VR (2016) Spray Drying of Grape Juice From Hybrid CV. BRS Violeta: Microencapsulation of Anthocyanins Using Protein/Maltodextrin Blends as Drying Aids. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.12852

Moussa-Ayoub TE, Jaeger H, Youssef K, Knorr D, El-Samahy S, Kroh LW and Rohn S (2016) Technological characteristics and selected bioactive compounds of Opuntia dillenii cactus fruit juice following the impact of pulsed electric field pre-treatment. Food chemistry. 01, 210. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.04.115

Ramos S, Fradinho P, Mata P and Raymundo A (2016) Assessing gelling properties of chia (Salvia hispanica L.) flour through rheological characterization. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.7971

Rejmánek M, Huntley BJ, Le Roux JJ and Richardson DM (2016) A rapid survey of the invasive plant species in western Angola. African Journal of Ecology, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aje.12315

Schoener TW, Spiller DA and Piovia-Scott J (2016) Variation in ecological interaction strength with island area: theory and data from the Bahamian archipelago. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25, 891-899. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geb.12297

Schwinn KE (2016) The dope on l-DOPA formation for betalain pigments. New Phytologist 210, 6-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.13901

Smith GF and Figueiredo E (2016) Determining the residence status of widespread plant species: studies in the flora of Angola. African Journal of Ecology, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aje.12368

Thomas J, El-Sheikh MA, Alfarhan AH, Alatar AA, Sivadasan M, Basahi M, Al-Obaid S and Rajakrishnan R (2016) Impact of alien invasive species on habitats and species richness in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Arid Environments 127, 53-65. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196315300732

Van Driesche RG (2016) Methods for evaluation of natural enemy impacts on invasive pests of wildlands. In ‘Integrating Biological Control into Conservation Practice’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 189-207. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118392553.ch9

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

Wechuli DB, Webala PW, Patterson BD and Ochieng RS (2016) Bat species diversity and distribution in a disturbed regime at the Lake Bogoria National Reserve, Kenya. African Journal of Ecology, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aje.12376

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Arévalo JR, Fernández?Lugo S, Mellado M and Concepción T (2015) Experimental management control of Opuntia dillenii?Haw. and Agave americana?L. in Teno Rural Park, Canary Islands. Plant species biology. 30, 137-146. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1442-1984.12049

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Blasco M, Angulo MJ, Lloret-Salamanca A, Lloret PG and Moreno E (2015) Difference in the invasive potential of Opuntia genus inhabiting the South of Iberian peninsula. Acta horticulturae., 67-73. http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1067.8

Castro-Muñoz R, Barragán-Huerta BE and Yáñez-Fernández J (2015) Use of gelatin-maltodextrin composite as an encapsulation support for clarified juice from purple cactus pear (Opuntia stricta). LWT - Food Science and Technology 62, 242-248. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0023643814005982

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

Chougui N, Djerroud N, Naraoui F, Hadjal S, Aliane K, Zeroual B and Larbat R (2015) Physicochemical properties and storage stability of margarine containing Opuntia ficus-indica peel extract as antioxidant. Food Chemistry 173, 382-390. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814614015878

Cortés-Rojas DF, Souza CRF and Oliveira WP (2015) Optimization of spray drying conditions for production of Bidens pilosa L. dried extract. Chemical Engineering Research and Design 93, 366-376. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263876214002676

Dantas RL, Silva SM, Brito Primo DM, Sousa ASB, Brito ES and Macedo EMS (2015) Changes during maturation in the bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity of Opuntia stricta (HAW.) fruits. Acta horticulturae., 159-165. http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1067.21

Dantas RL, Silva SM, Santos LF, Dantas AL, Lima RP and Soares LG (2015) Betalains and antioxidant activity in fruits of cactaceae from Brazilian semiarid. Acta horticulturae., 151-157. http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1067.20

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Cejudo-Bastante MJ, Hurtado N, Mosquera N and Heredia FJ (2014) Potential use of new Colombian sources of betalains. Color stability of ulluco (Ullucus tuberosus) extracts under different pH and thermal conditions. Food Research International 64, 465-471. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996914005134

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Chahdoura H, Barreira JCM, Barros L, Santos-Buelga C, Ferreira ICFR and Achour L (2014) Phytochemical characterization and antioxidant activity of Opuntia microdasys (Lehm.) Pfeiff flowers in different stages of maturity. Journal of Functional Foods 9, 27-37. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1756464614001443

Corenblit D, Steiger J, Tabacchi E, González E and Planty-Tabacchi AM (2014) ECOSYSTEM ENGINEERS MODULATE EXOTIC INVASIONS IN RIPARIAN PLANT COMMUNITIES BY MODIFYING HYDROGEOMORPHIC CONNECTIVITY. River Research and Applications 30, 45-59. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rra.2618

Dalvi VC, Meira RMSA and Azevedo AA (2014) Subject Index

Extrafloral nectaries in neotropical Gentianaceae: Occurrence, distribution patterns, and anatomical characterization. Abstracts in Anthropology 68, 380-394. http://aax.sagepub.com http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/100/9/1779

Dáttilo W, Díaz-Castelazo C and Rico-Gray V (2014) Ant dominance hierarchy determines the nested pattern in ant–plant networks. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 113, 405-414. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bij.12350

de Wet H and Ngubane SC (2014) Traditional herbal remedies used by women in a rural community in northern Maputaland (South Africa) for the treatment of gynaecology and obstetric complaints. South African Journal of Botany 94, 129-139. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629914001227

Ejaz S, Anwar K, Taj R and Ashraf M (2014) A novel link between angiogenesis and natural products: Anti-angiogenic effects of Opuntia dillenii. Central European journal of biology. 9, 298-308. http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/s11535-013-0266-x

Jeschke JM (2014) General hypotheses in invasion ecology. Diversity and Distributions 20, 1229-1234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12258

Kariyat RR, Balogh CM, Moraski RP, De Moraes CM, Mescher MC and Stephenson AG (2014) Archaeology

Constitutive and herbivore-induced structural defenses are compromised by inbreeding in Solanum carolinense (Solanaceae). Abstracts in Anthropology 68, 221-266. http://aax.sagepub.com http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/100/6/1014

Krishnaiah D, Nithyanandam R and Sarbatly R (2014) A Critical Review on the Spray Drying of Fruit Extract: Effect of Additives on Physicochemical Properties. Critical reviews in food science and nutrition. 54, 449-473. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2011.587038

Litt AR, Cord EE, Fulbright TE and Schuster GL (2014) Effects of Invasive Plants on Arthropods. Conservation Biology 28, 1532-1549. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12350

Miller AL, Diez JM, Sullivan JJ, Wangen SR, Wiser SK, Meffin R and Duncan RP (2014) Quantifying invasion resistance: the use of recruitment functions to control for propagule pressure. Ecology 95, 920-929. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/13-0655.1

Miller TEX (2014) Plant size and reproductive state affect the quantity and quality of rewards to animal mutualists. Journal of Ecology 102, 496-507. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12210

Moussa-Ayoub TE, Abd El-Hady E-SA, Omran HT, El-Samahy SK, Kroh LW and Rohn S (2014) Influence of cultivar and origin on the flavonol profile of fruits and cladodes from cactus Opuntia ficus-indica. Food Research International 64, 864-872. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996914005596

Munawar N and Jamil HMTbH (2014) The Islamic Perspective Approach on Plant Pigments as Natural Food Colourants. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 121, 193-203. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042814011379

Ohm JR and Miller TEX (2014) Balancing anti-herbivore benefits and anti-pollinator costs of defensive mutualists. Ecology 95, 2924-2935. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/13-2309.1

Rinnan R, Steinke M, McGenity T and Loreto F (2014) Plant volatiles in extreme terrestrial and marine environments. Plant, Cell & Environment 37, 1776-1789. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pce.12320

Spor A, Kvitek DJ, et al. (2014) PHENOTYPIC AND GENOTYPIC CONVERGENCES ARE INFLUENCED BY HISTORICAL CONTINGENCY AND ENVIRONMENT IN YEAST. Evolution 68, 772-790. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/evo.12302

Stouffer DB, Cirtwill AR and Bascompte J (2014) How exotic plants integrate into pollination networks. Journal of Ecology 102, 1442-1450. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12310

Yamada T, Kodama K and Maki M (2014) Floral morphology and pollinator fauna characteristics of island and mainland populations of Ligustrum ovalifolium (Oleaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 174, 489-501. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12092

Yamasaki E, Inui Y and Sakai S (2014) Production of food bodies on the reproductive organs of myrmecophytic Macaranga species (Euphorbiaceae): effects on interactions with herbivores and pollinators. Plant Species Biology 29, 232-241. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1442-1984.12015

Yamawo A, Tagawa J, Hada Y and Suzuki N (2014) Different combinations of multiple defence traits in an extrafloral nectary-bearing plant growing under various habitat conditions. Journal of Ecology 102, 238-247. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12169

Barker JSF (2013) Genetic history of a colonizing population: Drosophila buzzatii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Australia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 109, 682-698. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bij.12067

Brunel S, Brundu G and Fried G (2013) Eradication and control of invasive alien plants in the Mediterranean Basin: towards better coordination to enhance existing initiatives. EPPO Bulletin 43, 290-308. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/epp.12041

DÁTtilo W, Rico-Gray V, Rodrigues DJ and Izzo TJ (2013) Soil and vegetation features determine the nested pattern of ant–plant networks in a tropical rainforest. Ecological Entomology 38, 374-380. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/een.12029

de Vega C and Herrera CM (2013) Microorganisms transported by ants induce changes in floral nectar composition of an ant-pollinated plant. Am. J. Botany 100, 792-800. http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/100/4/792

Diaz-Castelazo C, Sanchez-Galvan IR, Guimaraes PR, Jr, Raimundo RLG and Rico-Gray V (2013) Long-term temporal variation in the organization of an ant-plant network. Ann. Bot. 111, 1285-1293. http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/111/6/1285

Flores-Flores R, Velázquez-del Valle MG, León-Rodriguez R, Flores-Moctezuma HE and Hernández-Lauzardo AN (2013) Identification of Fungal Species Associated with Cladode Spot of Prickly Pear and Their Sensitivity to Chitosan. Journal of Phytopathology 161, 544-552. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jph.12104

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

Kaminski LA, Mota LL, Freitas AVL and Moreira GRP (2013) Two ways to be a myrmecophilous butterfly: natural history and comparative immature-stage morphology of two species of Theope (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 108, 844-870. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bij.12014

Kariyat RR, Balogh CM, Moraski RP, De Moraes CM, Mescher MC and Stephenson AG (2013) Constitutive and herbivore-induced structural defenses are compromised by inbreeding in Solanum carolinense (Solanaceae). Am. J. Botany 100, 1014-1021. http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/100/6/1014

Kelley EA (2013) The ranging behavior of Lemur catta in the region of Cap Sainte-Marie, Madagascar. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150, 122-132. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22184

Kueffer C, Pyšek P and Richardson DM (2013) Integrative invasion science: model systems, multi-site studies, focused meta-analysis and invasion syndromes. New Phytologist 200, 615-633. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.12415

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

Martinson HM, Raupp MJ and Shrewsbury PM (2013) Invasive Stink Bug Wounds Trees, Liberates Sugars, and Facilitates Native Hymenoptera. Ann Entomol Soc Am 106, 47-52. http://aesa.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/106/1/47

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

Umar MI, Javeed A, Ashraf M, Riaz A, Mukhtar MM, Afzal S and Altaf R (2013) Polarity-Based Solvents Extraction of Opuntia dillenii and Zingiber officinale for In Vitro Antimicrobial Activities. International journal of food properties. 16, 114-124. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10942912.2010.517886

Yang J, He X and Zhao D (2013) Factors affecting phytochemical stability. In ‘Handbook of Plant Food Phytochemicals’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 332-374. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118464717.ch15

Yang Q, Chen H, Zhou X and Zhang J (2013) Optimum extraction of polysaccharides from Opuntia dillenii and evaluation of its antioxidant activities. Carbohydrate polymers. 97, 736-742. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2013.05.057

Almeida OJGd, Paoli AAS and Cota-Sánchez JH (2012) A macro- and micromorphological survey of floral and extrafloral nectaries in the epiphytic cactus Rhipsalis teres (Cactoideae: Rhipsalideae). Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants 207, 119-125. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367253011001812

Ammar I, Ennouri M, Khemakhem B, Yangui T and Attia H (2012) Variation in chemical composition and biological activities of two species of Opuntia flowers at four stages of flowering. Industrial Crops and Products 37, 34-40. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0926669011004547

Belnap Jye, Ludwig JA, Wilcox BP, Betancourt JL, Dean WRJ, Hoffmann BD and Milton SJ (2012) Introduced and Invasive Species in Novel Rangeland Ecosystems: Friends or Foes? Rangeland Ecology & Management 65, 569-578. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550742412500953

Brooks CP, Ervin GN, Varone L and Logarzo GA (2012) Native ecotypic variation and the role of host identity in the spread of an invasive herbivore, Cactoblastis cactorum. Ecology 93, 402-410. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/11-0541.1

Canto A and Herrera CM (2012) Micro-organisms behind the pollination scenes: microbial imprint on floral nectar sugar variation in a tropical plant community. Ann. Bot. 110, 1173-1183. http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/110/6/1173

Cardinali G, Antonielli L, Corte L, Roscini L and Ganter PF (2012) Candida coquimbonensis sp. nov., a link between Australian and Nearctic/Neotropical Phaffomyces. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 62, 3067-3071. http://ijs.sgmjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/62/Pt_12/3067

Castellar M, Solano F and Obon J (2012) Betacyanin and Other Antioxidants Production During Growth of Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Fruits. Plant Foods Hum Nutr.

Castellar M, Solano F and Obon J (2012) Betacyanin and other antioxidants production during growth of Opuntia stricta (Haw.) fruits. Plant Foods Hum Nutr 67, 337-43.

Castellar MR, Solano F and Obón JM (2012) Betacyanin and Other Antioxidants Production During Growth of Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Fruits. Plant foods for human nutrition. 67, 337-343. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11130-012-0316-y

Corenblit D, Steiger J, Tabacchi E, González E and Planty-Tabacchi AM (2012) ECOSYSTEM ENGINEERS MODULATE EXOTIC INVASIONS IN RIPARIAN PLANT COMMUNITIES BY MODIFYING HYDROGEOMORPHIC CONNECTIVITY. River Research and Applications, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rra.2618

Coutinho ÍAC, Francino DMT, Azevedo AA and Meira RMSA (2012) Anatomy of the extrafloral nectaries in species of Chamaecrista section Absus subsection Baseophyllum (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae). Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants 207, 427-435. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367253012000473

De Wet H, Nzama VN and Van Vuuren SF (2012) Medicinal plants used for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections by lay people in northern Maputaland, KwaZulu–Natal Province, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 78, 12-20. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629911000512

De Wet H, Nzama VN and Van Vuuren SF (2012) Medicinal plants used for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections by lay people in northern Maputaland, KwaZulu–Natal Province, South Africa. South African journal of botany., 78. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2011.04.002

Díaz-Medina EM, Martín-Herrera D, Rodríguez-Rodríguez EM and Díaz-Romero C (2012) Chromium(III) in cactus pad and its possible role in the antihyperglycemic activity. Journal of functional foods. 4, 311-314. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2011.12.009

Erskine W, Keene A, Bush R, Cheetham M and Chalmers A (2012) Influence of riparian vegetation on channel widening and subsequent contraction on a sand-bed stream since European settlement: Widden Brook, Australia. Geomorphology 147–148, 102-114. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169555X11004351

Gaffal KP (2012) How common is the ability of extrafloral nectaries to produce nectar droplets, to secrete nectar during the night and to store starch? Plant Biology 14, 691-695. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1438-8677.2012.00616.x

Gegenbauer C, Mayer VE, Zotz G and Richter A (2012) Uptake of ant-derived nitrogen in the myrmecophytic orchid Caularthron bilamellatum. Ann. Bot. 110, 757-766. http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/110/4/757

Handel SN (2012) Little Things Mean a Lot. Ecological Rest. 30, 155-156. http://er.uwpress.org

Idham Z, Muhamad II, Mohd Setapar SH and Sarmidi MR (2012) EFFECT OF THERMAL PROCESSES ON ROSELLE ANTHOCYANINS ENCAPSULATED IN DIFFERENT POLYMER MATRICES. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation 36, 176-184. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-4549.2011.00572.x

Jezorek H, Baker AJ and Stiling P (2012) Effects of Cactoblastis cactorum on the survival and growth of North American Opuntia. Biological invasions. 14, 2355-2367. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-012-0234-9

Lucinda da Silva RM, Couto AG and Bresolin TMB (2012) Medicinal Plants and Pharmaceutical Technology. In ‘Plant Bioactives and Drug Discovery’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 359-393. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118260005.ch10

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

Marikkar JMN and Madurapperuma WS (2012) Coconut. In ‘Tropical and Subtropical Fruits’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 159-177. (Wiley-Blackwell). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118324097.ch9

Morais EGF, Picanco MC, Semeao AA, Barreto RW, Rosado JF and Martins JC (2012) Lepidopterans as potential agents for the biological control of the invasive plant, Miconia calvescens. J Insect Sci 12, 63-. http://jinsectscience.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/12/1/63

Moreira IdO, Passos TS, Chiapinni C, Silveira GK, Souza JCM, Coca-Vellarde LG, Deliza R and de Lima Araújo KG (2012) Colour evaluation of a phycobiliprotein-rich extract obtained from Nostoc PCC9205 in acidic solutions and yogurt. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 92, 598-605. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.4614

Nahas L, Gonzaga MO and Del-Claro K (2012) Emergent Impacts of Ant and Spider Interactions: Herbivory Reduction in a Tropical Savanna Tree. Biotropica 44, 498-505. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7429.2011.00850.x

Petanidou T, Godfree RC, Song DS, Kantsa A, Dupont YL and Waser NM (2012) Self-compatibility and plant invasiveness: Comparing species in native and invasive ranges. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 14, 3-12. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1433831911000515

Richardson DM and Pyšek P (2012) Naturalization of introduced plants: ecological drivers of biogeographical patterns. New Phytologist 196, 383-396. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04292.x

Salazar-Rojas B, Rico-Gray V, Canto A and Cuautle M (2012) Seed fate in the myrmecochorous Neotropical plant Turnera ulmifolia L., from plant to germination. Acta Oecologica 40, 1-10. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1146609X12000112

Solval KM, Sundararajan S, Alfaro L and Sathivel S (2012) Development of cantaloupe (Cucumis melo) juice powders using spray drying technology. LWT - Food Science and Technology 46, 287-293. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0023643811003069

Strum SC (2012) Darwin’s monkey: Why baboons can’t become human. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22158

Strum SC (2012) Darwin’s monkey: Why baboons can’t become human. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 149, 3-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22158

van Wilgen BW, Forsyth GG, Le Maitre DC, Wannenburgh A, Kotzé JDF, van den Berg E and Henderson L (2012) An assessment of the effectiveness of a large, national-scale invasive alien plant control strategy in South Africa. Biological Conservation 148, 28-38. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320712000808

Venesky MD, Mendelson Iii JR, Sears BF, Stiling P and Rohr JR (2012) Selecting for Tolerance against Pathogens and Herbivores to Enhance Success of Reintroduction and Translocation

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Woodard AM, Ervin GN and Marsico TD (2012) Host plant defense signaling in response to a coevolved herbivore combats introduced herbivore attack. Ecology and Evolution 2, 1056-1064. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.224

Zhao L-Y, Huang W, Yuan Q-X, Cheng J, Huang Z-C, Ouyang L-J and Zeng F-H (2012) Hypolipidaemic effects and mechanisms of the main component of Opuntia dillenii Haw. polysaccharides in high-fat emulsion-induced hyperlipidaemic rats. Food chemistry. 134, 964-971. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2012.03.001

 

 

References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Opuntia stricta: 247; Any undated papers have been included at the end]

 

de Vega C and Herrera CM (2013) Microorganisms transported by ants induce changes in floral nectar composition of an ant-pollinated plant. Am. J. Botany 100, 792-800.  http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/100/4/792

Diaz-Castelazo C, Sanchez-Galvan IR, Guimaraes PR, Jr, Raimundo RLG and Rico-Gray V (2013) Long-term temporal variation in the organization of an ant-plant network. Ann. Bot. 111, 1285-1293.  http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/111/6/1285

Kariyat RR, Balogh CM, Moraski RP, De Moraes CM, Mescher MC and Stephenson AG (2013) Constitutive and herbivore-induced structural defenses are compromised by inbreeding in Solanum carolinense (Solanaceae). Am. J. Botany 100, 1014-1021.  http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/100/6/1014

Almeida OJGd, Paoli AAS and Cota-Sánchez JH (2012) A macro- and micromorphological survey of floral and extrafloral nectaries in the epiphytic cactus Rhipsalis teres (Cactoideae: Rhipsalideae). Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants 207, 119-125.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367253011001812

Ammar I, Ennouri M, Khemakhem B, Yangui T and Attia H (2012) Variation in chemical composition and biological activities of two species of Opuntia flowers at four stages of flowering. Industrial Crops and Products 37, 34-40.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0926669011004547

Canto A and Herrera CM (2012) Micro-organisms behind the pollination scenes: microbial imprint on floral nectar sugar variation in a tropical plant community. Ann. Bot. 110, 1173-1183.  http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/110/6/1173

Cardinali G, Antonielli L, Corte L, Roscini L and Ganter PF (2012) Candida coquimbonensis sp. nov., a link between Australian and Nearctic/Neotropical Phaffomyces. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 62, 3067-3071.  http://ijs.sgmjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/62/Pt_12/3067

Castellar M, Solano F and Obon J (2012) Betacyanin and Other Antioxidants Production During Growth of Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Fruits. Plant Foods Hum Nutr.

Corenblit D, Steiger J, Tabacchi E, González E and Planty-Tabacchi AM (2012) ECOSYSTEM ENGINEERS MODULATE EXOTIC INVASIONS IN RIPARIAN PLANT COMMUNITIES BY MODIFYING HYDROGEOMORPHIC CONNECTIVITY. River Research and Applications, n/a-n/a.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rra.2618

Coutinho ÍAC, Francino DMT, Azevedo AA and Meira RMSA (2012) Anatomy of the extrafloral nectaries in species of Chamaecrista section Absus subsection Baseophyllum (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae). Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants 207, 427-435.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367253012000473

De Wet H, Nzama VN and Van Vuuren SF (2012) Medicinal plants used for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections by lay people in northern Maputaland, KwaZulu–Natal Province, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 78, 12-20.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629911000512

Erskine W, Keene A, Bush R, Cheetham M and Chalmers A (2012) Influence of riparian vegetation on channel widening and subsequent contraction on a sand-bed stream since European settlement: Widden Brook, Australia. Geomorphology 147–148, 102-114.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169555X11004351

Gaffal KP (2012) How common is the ability of extrafloral nectaries to produce nectar droplets, to secrete nectar during the night and to store starch? Plant Biology 14, 691-695.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1438-8677.2012.00616.x

Gegenbauer C, Mayer VE, Zotz G and Richter A (2012) Uptake of ant-derived nitrogen in the myrmecophytic orchid Caularthron bilamellatum. Ann. Bot. 110, 757-766.  http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/110/4/757

Handel SN (2012) Little Things Mean a Lot. Ecological Rest. 30, 155-156.  http://er.uwpress.org

Idham Z, Muhamad II, Mohd Setapar SH and Sarmidi MR (2012) EFFECT OF THERMAL PROCESSES ON ROSELLE ANTHOCYANINS ENCAPSULATED IN DIFFERENT POLYMER MATRICES. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation 36, 176-184.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-4549.2011.00572.x

Lucinda da Silva RM, Couto AG and Bresolin TMB (2012) Medicinal Plants and Pharmaceutical Technology. In ‘Plant Bioactives and Drug Discovery’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 359-393. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118260005.ch10

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

Moreira IdO, Passos TS, Chiapinni C, Silveira GK, Souza JCM, Coca-Vellarde LG, Deliza R and de Lima Araújo KG (2012) Colour evaluation of a phycobiliprotein-rich extract obtained from Nostoc PCC9205 in acidic solutions and yogurt. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 92, 598-605.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.4614

Nahas L, Gonzaga MO and Del-Claro K (2012) Emergent Impacts of Ant and Spider Interactions: Herbivory Reduction in a Tropical Savanna Tree. Biotropica 44, 498-505.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7429.2011.00850.x

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