Integrating plant functioning at organ scale can simulate the phenotypic plasticity of plants.
Earlier this year we reported on how it looked like bladderworts were farming their food, as much as hunting it. A paper submitted before those came out adds to the story, by examining the ‘trophic level’ of bladderwort and butterwort prey.
This study identifies saprotrophic mycorrhizal fungi for seven mycoheterotrophic orchid species growing in four humid and warm subtropical forests in Taiwan
Whilst members of the Plant Kingdom might dominate terrestrial biomes, non-Plant Kingdom members are the major photosynthetic organisms in aquatic habitats
Results suggest that orchid mycorrhizal fungi can differentiate between niches in a constrained, highly resource-limited environment.