pitcher-shaped


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shaped in the form of a pitcher

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To test this hypothesis, I aim to develop a model system for carnivorous plants based on Utricularia gibba (humped bladderwort), which has the advantage of having one of the smallest genomes known in plants (~2/3 the size of the Arabidopsis genome) and small transparent pitcher-shaped leaves amenable to imaging.
They absorb nutrients from ants or other little animals that slip into their pitcher-shaped leaves and drown in the liquid at the bottom.
The new paper reminds Thomas Miller of Florida State University in Tallahassee of his own work on Sarracenia purpurea, a carnivorous plant with pitcher-shaped leaves.