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Taxonomy ID: 3593 (for references in articles please use NCBI:txid3593)
Scientific name: Cactaceae Juss., 1789
Inherited blast name: eudicots
Rank: family
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: cactus family
Lineage( full )
cellular organisms; Eukaryota; Viridiplantae; Streptophyta; Streptophytina; Embryophyta; Tracheophyta; Euphyllophyta; Spermatophyta; Magnoliophyta; Mesangiospermae; eudicotyledons; Gunneridae; Pentapetalae; Caryophyllales; Cactineae
   Entrez records   
Database name Subtree links Direct links
Nucleotide 15,337 -
Nucleotide EST 451 -
Protein 5,203 -
Structure 1 -
Genome 5 -
Popset 531 316
GEO Datasets 16 -
PubMed Central 1,900 572
Gene 107 -
SRA Experiments 78 2
Identical Protein Groups 2,818 -
Bio Project 37 2
Bio Sample 65 1
Assembly 5 -
Taxonomy 1,856 1

Comments and References:

Nota BeneTROPICOS (Feb 17, 2016)
Name accessed on 17 February 2016 in: Missouri Botanical Garden, 2008 - 4344 Shaw Boulevard, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110, U.S.A. on line at:

Nota BeneAPG IV (2016)
The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group. 2016. An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification of the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 181: 1-20. DOI:

Nota BeneAPG III (2009)
The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group. 2009. An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161(2): 105-121. The APG III system incorporates molecular data and phylogenetic methods and represents the most up-to-date classification of flowering plants.

Nota BeneStevens PF: Angiosperm Phylogeny Website
Stevens, P. F. (2001 onwards). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 12, July 2012 [and more or less continuously updated since].

Nota BeneHernandez-Ledesma P et al. 2015
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:

Reference to PubMed documentHernandez-Hernandez T et al. 2011
Hernandez-Hernandez T, Hernandez HM, De-Nova JA, Puente R, Eguiarte LE and Magallon S. 2011. Phylogenetic relationships and evolution of growth form in Cactaceae (Caryophyllales, Eudicotyledoneae). American Journal of Botany 98(1): 44-61. Published online before print 23 December 2010, doi: 10.3732/ajb.1000129

Nota BeneBarcenasa RT et al. 2011
Barcenasa RT, Yesson C and Hawkins JA. 2011. Molecular systematics of the Cactaceae. Cladistics 27: 470-489. doi:

Nyffeler R & Eggli U 2010
Nyffeler R and Eggli U. 2010. Disintegrating Portulacaceae: A new familial classification of the suborder Portulacineae (Caryophyllales) based on molecular and morphological data. Taxon 59(1): 227-240.

Nota BeneHaston E et al. 2007
Haston E, Richardson JE, Stevens PF, Chase, MW and Harris DJ. 2007. A linear sequence of Angiosperm Phylogeny Group II families. Taxon 56 (1): 7-12.

Anderson EF 2001
Anderson EF. 2001. The Cactus Family, Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, USA.

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