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Opuntia

Known as: Opuntia Mill., prickly pear, prickly-pears 
A plant genus of the family CACTACEAE. Species with cylindrical joints are called Cholla; flat jointed ones are Prickly-pear.
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
PREMISE OF THE STUDY The opuntias (nopales, prickly pears) are not only culturally, ecologically, economically, and medicinally… Expand
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
Juices of nine prickly pears (Opuntia spp.) were characterized in terms of color, acidity, sugar content, phenolics, flavonoids… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Historically, there is evidence to suggest that communities in the developing world have used plant-based materials as one… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Opuntia polyacantha (prickly pear cactus) has been used extensively for its nutritional properties; however, less is known… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
The Cactaceae contain many economically promising species primarily in the genus Opuntia. This genus appears to have its center… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
The capacity to induce crassulacean acid metabolism developmentally (constitutive CAM) and to up-regulate CAM expression in… Expand
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Review
2005
Review
2005
  • Stephen D Hsu
  • Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • 2005
  • Corpus ID: 12482318
Plant extracts have been widely used as topical applications for wound-healing, anti-aging, and disease treatments. Examples of… Expand
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
After removal of the mucilage with water at room temperature, pectic polysaccharides were solubilized from Opuntia ficus-indica… Expand
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Abstract The cactus pear has become an important fruit crop in many semi-arid lands of the world. The fruit and the young… Expand
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Highly Cited
1980
Highly Cited
1980
;Bartlett' pear (Pyrus communis) fruits were picked at the mature, green stage and ripened at 20 C. Fruits at different stages of… Expand
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