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Opuntia sp. adaptability to the Mediterranean environment

Erre, Patrizia and Nieddu, Giovanni and Chessa, Innocenza (2006) Opuntiasp. adaptability to the Mediterranean environment. In: 5th International Congress on Cactus Pear and Cochineal, August 2-7, 2004, Chapingo, Mexico. Leuven, International Society for Horticultural Science. p. 71-78. (Acta Horticulturae, 728). ISBN 978-90-66057-29-6. Conference or Workshop Item.

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Abstract

The relationships between Opuntia sp. and the Mediterranean environment of the island of Sardinia were studied based on the identification of the limiting ecological factors, using statistical techniques and GIS software. In 100 test-sites, representative of the area variability, Opuntia sp. populations were morphologically and genetically characterized. GIS application was implemented to analyze, update and encode all collected data, thus enabling thematic maps to be drawn. FloraMap, a specific GIS application, was successfully used to predict the Opuntia sp. distribution in Sardinia.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:2643
Status:Published
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cactus pear, geographic distribution, RAPD, GIS, climatic model, FloraMap
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/03 Arboricoltura generale e coltivazioni arboree
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Economia e sistemi arborei
Publisher:International Society for Horticultural Science
ISBN:978-90-66057-29-6
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 10:08

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