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Insect Pests and Diseases

Helmuth G. Zimmermann and Giovanni Granata

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter focuses on cactus-feeding insects and cactus pathogens. In the known cactus-feeding insect community, the Pyralidae (pyralids) are most numerous, with approximately 58 species feeding on ... More


Biodiversity and Conservation

Thomas H. Boyle and Edward F. Anderson

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Cacti inhabit a wide diversity of climatic regions and ecosystems. Like many other plants, cacti populations are seriously threatened by habitat destruction and other human activities such as illegal ... More


Fruits of Vine and Columnar Cacti

Avinoam Nerd, Noemi Tel-Zur, and Yosef Mizrahi

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Fruits of vine and columnar cacti are increasingly popular in many countries. This chapter discusses vine and columnar cacti cultivated for their fruits, known as pitahaya or pitaya: pitahaya ... More


Root Structure and Function

Joseph G. Dubrovsky and Gretchen B. North

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter examines the root biology of cacti, discussing root structure, growth, and development, and then exploring the functions of roots as organs for water, and mineral uptake and plant ... More


Consumption of Platyopuntias by Wild Vertebrates

Eric Mellink and Mónica E. Riojas-López

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Cacti are important food resources for wild vertebrates. In arid lands, cladodes (pads) and fruits of platyopuntias (prickly pear cacti) are consumed by wild vertebrates in ways that affect entire ... More


Origin of Wine and Irrigation

Donald Bahr, Juan Smith, William Smith Allison, and Julian Hayden

in The Short, Swift Time of Gods on Earth: The Hohokam Chronicles

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084674
eISBN:
9780520914568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084674.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores two myths, the first of which is really an adjunct to the stories on farming and family life. It gives the origin of the cactus wine ceremony, a topic that was treated at the ... More


Cacti: Biology and Uses

Park Nobel (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The Cactaceae family, with about 1,600 species, is cultivated worldwide for fruits, forage, fodder, and even as a vegetable. Cacti are recognized for their attractive flowers, special stem shapes, ... More


Highway 79 Revisited: “Mega” Trends in the Sun Corridor

William deBuys

in A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199778928
eISBN:
9780197563144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199778928.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Whether you are breaking prairie sod in the nineteenth century or raising a family and scrambling to make ends meet in the twenty-first, it is hard to get worked up ... More


Water and Energy Balances within the Jornada Basin

Vincent P. Gutschick and Keirith A. Snyder

in Structure and Function of a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem: The Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research Site

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117769
eISBN:
9780197561201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117769.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

This chapter describes general characteristics and components of the energy and water balances in arid regions, with specific examples from the Jornada Basin. Various ... More


Changing the Nature of Scientists: Participating in the Long-Term Ecological Research Program

Michael R. Willig and Lawrence R. Walker

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

From the outside looking in, scientists are often characterized as old men in white laboratory coats, working in splendid isolation, usually within the ... More


Teaching Field Ecology

David Ehrenfeld

in Swimming Lessons: Keeping Afloat in the Age of Technology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148527
eISBN:
9780197561867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148527.003.0034
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

The first thing I did when I arrived at Rutgers in the late summer of 1974was to plan the courses I would teach. My principal fall course was to be based ... More


Colorado Desert Vegetation

Allan A. Schoenherr and Jack H. Burk

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The Colorado Desert of California represents the northwesternmost portion of the Sonoran Desert, which extends into Arizona, Baja California, and Sonora. This chapter describes the types of ... More


Cactus Pear Fruit Production

Paolo Inglese, Filadelfio Basile, and Mario Schirra

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Many species of the Cactaceae produce edible fruits. Among the approximately 1,600 species in this family, the genus Opuntia has the most relevant role in agriculture. The cactus pear (Opuntia ... More


Forage, Fodder, and Animal Nutrition

Ali Nefzaoui and Hichem Ben Salem

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The West Asia/North Africa (WANA) region has winters with low and erratic rainfall; hot, dry summers; and characterized by high population growth, limited areas of arable land, harsh deserts, and ... More


Nopalitos, Mucilage, Fiber, and Cochineal

Carmen Sáenz-Hernández, Joel Corrales-García, and Gildardo Aquino-Pérez

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses some of the important uses of the cactus plant. Cacti are important as a vegetable, as a dietary supplement, and as the host for the red-dye-producing cochineal. A common use ... More


Breeding and Biotechnology

Brad Chapman, Candelario Mondragon Jacobo, Ronald A. Bunch, and Andrew H. Paterson

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Cacti are well adapted to arid and semiarid regions where food and fodder crops are limited. Their ability to thrive in these environments makes them of immediate interest to breeders and molecular ... More


Shoot Anatomy and Morphology

Teresa Terrazas Salgado and James D. Mauseth

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the anatomy and morphology of cacti shoot, focusing primarily on its cellular characteristics and biomechanical properties. The shoot consists of internodes, nodes where leaves ... More


Environmental Biology

Park S. Nobel and Edward G. Bobich

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses gas exchange and other environmental responses of cacti. It focuses on net CO2 uptake and examines the influence of three key environmental factors—temperature, soil moisture, ... More


Reproductive Biology

Eulogio Pimienta-Barrios and Rafael F. del Castillo

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter focuses on the reproductive adaptations of cacti to arid environments to explain the evolution of reproductive mechanisms that allow cacti to endure harsh conditions. It describes the ... More


Population and Community Ecology

Alfonso Valiente-Banuet and Héctor Godínez-Alvarez

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Cacti show considerable diversity of life form in tropical and subtropical America. Species diversity increases considerably toward the tropics, Mexico being the most important center, with 850 ... More


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