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- Michael, Todd P., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of experimental botany 2010 v.61 no.1 pp. 5-9
- DNA repair; Utricularia; bacterial communities; carbon; carnivorous plants; evolution; genome; nitrogen; nutrient utilization; phosphorus; photosynthates; plant physiology; reactive oxygen species; surveys; traps
- ... Carnivorous plants inhabit nutrient-poor environments, where prominent targets of prey capture are organic nitrogen and phosphorus. Some carnivorous plants also acquire carbon from their victims. A new report focusing on Utricularia, the bladderwort, demonstrates that carbon assimilated from photosynthesis is paradoxically secreted into the trapping environment, where it may help to support a mutu ...