Vol.90, No.5, 2021, pp.1507-1518, doi:10.32604/phyton.2021.015723
Knowledge Mapping of Opuntia Milpa Alta Since 1998: A Scientometric Analysis
  • Meixiang Chen1, Hong Yang1, Zhengda Song1, Yonghua Gu1,#,*, Yuhong Zheng1,2, Jiangwei Zhu3, Aiwu Wang4, Li Fu5,#,*
1 Institute of Botany, Jiangsu Province and Chinese Academy of Sciences (Nanjing Botanical GardenMem. Sun Yat-Sen), Nanjing, 210014, China
2 The Jiangsu Provincial Platform for Conservation and Utilization of Agricultural Germplasm, Nanjing, 210014, China
3 Co-Innovation Center for Sustainable Forestry in Southern China, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, 210037, China
4 Center for Advanced Material Diagnostic Technology, Shenzhen Technology University, Shenzhen, 518118, China
5 Key Laboratory of Novel Materials for Sensor of Zhejiang Province, College of Materials and Environmental Engineering, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou, 310018, China
* Corresponding Author: Yonghua Gu. Email: ; Li Fu. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Plant Physiology for Crop Production and Sustainable Agriculture)
Received 08 January 2021; Accepted 04 March 2021; Issue published 27 May 2021
Opuntia Milpa Alta is a cactus cultivated, domesticated, hybridized and selected from the plant Opuntia ficus-indica by Mexican agricultural experts, which can be used as fruit and vegetable. Opuntia Milpa Alta leaves and fruit are superior to wild varieties and suitable for storage and transportation. In 1998, Opuntia Milpa Alta was introduced to China from Mexico by the Quality Product Development Center of the Ministry of Agriculture of China. Up to now, the Opuntia Milpa Alta has been cultivated on a certain scale in China. This study aims to identify the research progress and development trends of Opuntia Milpa Alta in China. Papers published between 1998 to 2019 from two major Chinese academic databases (CNKI and Wangfang) with a topic search related to Opuntia Milpa Alta were collected. The research progress and development trends were analyzed based on CiteSpace software of text mining and visualization. The analysis found that Opuntia Milpa Alta has gone through three obvious research phases after being introduced to China. In the first phase, the researchers paid attention to its cultivation method. Subsequently, researchers began to use extraction methods to extract some of its components, such as polysaccharides and flavonoids. Finally, these extracted ingredients began to be used in some biomedical research.
Opuntia Milpa Alta; China; bibliometric analysis; planting technique; biomedical uses
Cite This Article
Chen, M., Yang, H., Song, Z., Gu, Y., Zheng, Y. et al. (2021). Knowledge Mapping of Opuntia Milpa Alta Since 1998: A Scientometric Analysis. Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, 90(5), 1507–1518.
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