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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


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


Mesoamerican Domestication and Diffusion

Alejandro Casas and Giuseppe Barbera

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/9780520231573.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Mesoamerica is one of the most important centers of domestication of plants in the world. Several species of Opuntia, as well as columnar and barrel cacti, were among the most important plant ... More


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