are preferred since spine removal from the cladode
area is easier than for spiny cladodes
Detection of trypsin inhibitors, chymotrypsin inhibitors and elastase inhibitors in the cladodes
However, Bowers (1996) suggests that the cladodes
produced during the previous year leads to a higher number of unused areoles that translated into a higher number of new cladodes
and flowers that was not necessarily coupled with rainfall.
methanolic extract and various organic fractions.
on the healing of dermal wounds in the rat.
However, most vegetative reproduction occurred close to the parent plant because big cladodes
do not easily move far and the long spines of O.
zonatus bugs were crushed on yellow pitaya cladodes
on August 26, September 2 and 9, 2009.
Opuntia engelmanni plants apparently adjust the relative proportion of new cladodes
and flowers in response to the previous year's resource expenditure (Bowers, 1996c).
This predictability also extends to other desert species such as Opuntia where the fresh weights of cladodes
are correlated with cladode
We propose that calcium deficiency is produced in female Texas tortoises by an interaction of the calcium cost of producing large eggs, a diet seasonally high in Opuntia fruit and cladodes
One popular modern use of the prickly pear is to eat the tender young cladodes
, the technical name for the flattened stem pads; they are known as nopalitos and are cut into strips and cooked on a hotplate (see photo on p.
Here we provide results for selection on heat-shock resistance in the cactophilic Drosophila, Drosophila buzzatii, which inhabits necrotic cladodes
of Opuntia cactus, generally in hot and sun-exposed environments (Barker and Mulley 1976), with temperatures in the cladodes
at noon commonly exceeding 37 [degrees] C (Krebs and Loeschcke 1994).
At harvest, the measurements of the cladodes
(CT thickness, CL--length, CW--width, CP--perimeter and CA--cladode
area per order of appearance: B--basal; 1--first order; 2--second order; 3--third order) and of the plant (TNC--total number of cladodes
of the plant per order of appearance NC1, NC2 and NC3, PH--height and PW--width of the plant, CAI--cladode
area index) were obtained through biometric campaign.
Effect of the species and maturity over the nutrient content of cactus pear cladodes
Brassinosteroid effects on the precocity and yield of cladodes
of cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica (L) Mill.