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carnivorous plants

plants which obtain at least some of their nutrients by trapping small animals, usually insects. In the UK such plants often grow in boggy places where nitrogen is difficult to obtain, extra nitrogen being extracted from the bodies of captured prey. The sundew Drosera and the bladderwort Utricularia are the commonest British carnivorous plants and are protected species.
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Food composition of aquatic bladderworts (Utricularia, Lentibulariaceae) in various habitats.
The biomechanics of fast prey capture in aquatic bladderworts.
This surprisingly rich history of duplication, paired with the current small size of the bladderwort genome, is further evidence that the plant has been prolific at deleting nonessential DNA, but at the same time maintaining a functional set of genes similar to those of other plant species" says Herrera-Estrella.
The scientists said that it seems that the plant has been busy deleting noncoding "junk" DNA from its genetic material over many generations, which may explain differences between bladderworts and junk-heavy species like corn and tobacco - and humans.
The new study and its bladderwort movies give them a chance to see the trap in action, and to see that the prediction was correct, Victor Albert told Science News.
Unexpectedly, at the lowest nitrogen level, trapping of Euglena depressed plant growth, apparently because it competed with the bladderwort for nitrogen under these conditions -- the prey here acting as a parasite.
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WESTMINSTER - Milfoil, bladderwort and fanwort - aquatic weeds with names that sound as if they come straight out of the Harry Potter series - are nuisances that people living on Wyman Pond have spent many thousands of dollars over the past five years to try to get rid of.
Laboratory evaluation of the bladderwort plant Utricularia vulgaris (Lentibulariaceae), as a predator of late instar Culex pipiens and assessment of its biocontrol potential.
During the study period, even very shallow open-water areas of Moccasin Pond supported dense stands of submergent plants, mainly bladderwort (Utricularia spp.
Here in Minnesota, I encounter species not found in south Georgia, though many ubiquitous species exist nearly nationwide: white and yellow water lilies, Eurasian milfoil, coontail, pondweeds, water shield (dollar bonnets), bladderwort, and more.
The high-speed cameras show that, at least in three bladderwort species, the traps spring using an elastic buckle.