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The Cactaceae relations, with approximately 16 hundred species, is cultivated around the globe for culmination, forage, fodder, or even as a vegetable. Cacti are well-known for his or her appealing plants, designated stem shapes, and talent to tolerate drought. as a result of their effective use of water and different diversifications, organic and agronomic curiosity in cacti has soared. those interesting vegetation even have a lot to coach us approximately biodiversity and conservation. but a present, man made, wide-ranging reference on cacti has no longer been on hand formerly. This accomplished publication, compiled by way of a well known cactus biologist, contains authoritative, updated chapters via thirty-five participants from all over the world on themes starting from evolution to biotechnology. it's the first booklet of its sort to assemble info on cactus biology, ecology, and makes use of in a single handy place.

The first half the e-book offers a radical review of cactus biology and morphology and discusses the environmental and conservation matters that have an effect on the vegetation. It encompasses a dialogue of the evolution of the kin, paying specific recognition to new genetic and molecular ways. the second one half the ebook makes a speciality of the sensible issues of cultivating cacti, akin to pest regulate and illnesses, horticultural and forage functions, and methods for agronomy. different chapters conceal the various markets for cacti and items which are made up of them.

This exact quantity could be a competent and informative reference for ecologists and environmentalists, agriculturists, plant biologists, and a person heavily drawn to those extraordinary plants.

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