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This is how carnivorous plants hunt

This is how carnivorous plants hunt


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Rainer Hedrich, from the University of Würzburg (Germany), and his team - who are sequencing its genome to better understand its sensory system - made the carnivorous plant think that insects were landing on it, and instead it was subjected to mechanical stimuli. A touch on its sensitive hairs is enough to generate a response and activate the trap, but it does not immediately catch its prey. In subsequent contacts, the venus produces a contact hormone and digestive enzymes are generated on the surface of the trap to absorb nutrients, "a death spiral of capture and disintegration," according to Hedrich.

"This allows you to take stock of the costs and benefits of hunting, since the number of actions informs you about the size and nutrient content of your prey," says the scientist.

The Epoch Times


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