carnivorous plant

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carnivorous plant

carnivorous plant

carnivorous plant

carnivorous plant

Sensory aspects of carnivorous plants

Carnivorous Syndrome in Asian Pitcher Plants of the Genus Nepenthes

Feeding enhances photosynthetic efficiency in the carnivorous pitcher plant Nepenthes talangensis

Energetics and the evolution of carnivorous plants—Darwin's ‘most wonderful plants in the world’

Traps of carnivorous pitcher plants as a habitat: composition of the fluid, biodiversity and mutualistic activities

Oxygen Concentrations Inside the Traps of the Carnivorous Plants Utricularia and Genlisea (Lentibulariaceae)

Effect of pitcher age on trapping efficiency and natural prey capture in carnivorous Nepenthes rafflesiana plants

Induced production of antifungal naphthoquinones in the pitchers of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes khasiana

Dinitrogen fixation associated with shoots of aquatic carnivorous plants: is it ecologically important?

Genome-Wide Analysis of Adaptive Molecular Evolution in the Carnivorous Plant Utricularia gibba

Pathways for Nutrient Transport in the Pitchers of the Carnivorous Plant Nepenthes alata

Slow food: insect prey and chitin induce phytohormone accumulation and gene expression in carnivorous Nepenthes plants

Deep Phylogeographic Structure and Environmental Differentiation in the Carnivorous Plant Sarracenia alata

Secreted pitfall-trap fluid of carnivorous Nepenthes plants is unsuitable for microbial growth

Isolation and characterization of chitinase genes from pitchers of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes khasiana


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Any plant that supplements its supply of nitrates in conditions of nitrate deficiency by digesting small animals, especially insects. Such plants are adapted in various ways to attract and trap the insects and produce proteolytic enzymes to digest them. Venus' fly trap (Dionaea), for example, has spiny-margined hinged leaves that snap shut on an alighting insect. Sundews (Drosera) trap and digest insects by means of glandular leaves that secrete a sticky substance, and pitcher plants (families Nepenthaceae and Sarraceniaceae) have leaves modified as pitchers into which insects fall, drowning in the water and digestive enzymes at the bottom.

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