Woodland plant's 'fishing rod' reels in its primary pollinator

The distinctive-looking plant Arisaema urashima is a common sight in woodlands in Japan. It has a large spathe (sheath enclosing its flowers) from which hangs a long-thread like appendix (that can reach over 50cm in length) ...

How water fleas defend themselves against carnivorous plants

Water fleas are masters of adaptation. Researchers from Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum (RUB), the Albert-Ludwigs-Universit├Ąt Freiburg and the Technical University of Darmstadt have discovered that they can defend themselves not ...

The best offense is a great defense for some carnivorous plants

Insect-eating plants have fascinated biologists for more than a century, but how plants evolved the ability to capture and consume live prey has largely remained a mystery. Now, Salk scientists, along with collaborators from ...

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