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Taxonomy ID: 106975 (for references in articles please use NCBI:txid106975)
current name
Opuntia Mill., 1754
NCBI BLAST name: eudicots
Rank: genus
Genetic code: Translation table 1 (Standard)
Mitochondrial genetic code: Translation table 1 (Standard)
Plastid genetic code: Translation table 11 (Bacterial, Archaeal and Plant Plastid)
Other names:
common name(s) prickly-pears
Lineage( full )
cellular organisms; Eukaryota; Viridiplantae; Streptophyta; Streptophytina; Embryophyta; Tracheophyta; Euphyllophyta; Spermatophyta; Magnoliopsida; Mesangiospermae; eudicotyledons; Gunneridae; Pentapetalae; Caryophyllales; Cactineae; Cactaceae; Opuntioideae
   Entrez records   
Database name Subtree links Direct links
Nucleotide 2,340 -
Protein 836 -
Popset 302 297
PubMed Central 1,018 1,015
SRA Experiments 18 -
Identical Protein Groups 457 -
Bio Project 8 -
Bio Sample 12 -
Taxonomy 165 1

Comments and References:

FNA - Opuntia
Pinkava DJ. Opuntia Miller. 2004. In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (Eds.) Flora of North America North of Mexico, Vol. 4: Magnoliophyta: Caryophyllidae, Part 1. New York and Oxford. On-line version.
Hernandez-Ledesma P et al. 2015, doi:10.3372/wi.45.45301
Hernandez-Ledesma P, Berendsohn WG, Borsch T, Von Mering S, Akhani H, Arias S, Castaneda-Noa I, Eggli U, Eriksson R, Flores- Olvera H, Fuentes-Bazan S, Kadereit G, Klak C, Korotkova N, Nyffeler R, Ocampo G, Ochoterena H, Oxelman B, Rabeler RK, Sanchez A, Schlumpberger BO & Uotila P. 2015. A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Willdenowia, 45(3):281-383. DOI:
Majure LC et al. 2012
Majure LC, Puente R, Griffith MP, Judd WS, Soltis PS and Soltis DE. 2012. Phylogeny of Opuntia s.s. (Cactaceae): Clade delineation, geographic origins, and reticulate evolution American. Journal of Botany 99 (5): 847-864. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1100375
Barcenasa RT et al. 2011, doi:110.1111/j.1096-0031.2011.00350.x
Barcenasa RT, Yesson C and Hawkins JA. 2011. Molecular systematics of the Cactaceae. Cladistics 27: 470-489. doi:

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