The clues lie in the genome of the carnivorous bladderwort
plant, Utricularia gibba.
The clue is in the carnivorous bladderwort
plant, Utricularia gibba's genome.
Giant water lily The Palm House at Kew Titan arum at Kew Stunning orchid Pond-dwelling bladderwort
The whole process happens in less than a millisecond, which makes bladderworts
some of the fastest plants on Earth, say the scientists.
Marmottant, a researcher in the Interdisciplinary Physics Laboratory at Grenoble University, and his colleagues used high-speed video cameras and powerful microscopes to capture the trapping action of three species of bladderworts
in the genus Utricularia.
Ambidextrous length 12 * AMBIDEXTROUS BLACK-APRONRY BLACK BOURTON (Oxfordshire) BLACK COUNTRY (Ch) BLADDER-SNOUT BLADDERWORTS
(bladder, 1951q) CALABAR POTTO (Calabar potto) CHALK-COUNTRY CHAMBER-STORY (OED chamber) CHICKEN ROOST (Web2) FIELD-HONOURS (field 1737q) * GLACIERSNOUT (glacier 1933q) HALLIBURTON'S (family name, see spin 1862q, could be plural) IMMELANN TURN (Bloomsbury misprint?
What do bald eagles, canebrake rattlesnakes, grizzly bears, Chinook salmon, and purple bladderworts
(tiny carnivorous plants that float on water) have in common?
- tiny bugs get sucked into a trapdoor on the plant, which shuts behind them.
There are small carnivorous plants, like bladderworts
(Utricularia), which feast on water fleas; and large carnivorous plants like tropical pitcher plants (Nepenthes), native to Southeast Asia, in whose footlong pitchers have been found the remains of small rats and birds.
This seasonal vegetation is formed mainly by pipeworts and insectivorous plants, such as bladderworts
trap their prey with speed that would make a Bond villain shudder in gleeful envy.
are one of the few carnivorous plants to catch their victims under water.
Giant water lily The Palm House at Kew Titan arum at Kew Stunning orchid