Research into the wettability of a pitcher plant’s trap reveals that its the grooves you can see that make it so slippery – and the grooves you can’t.
While carnivorous plants eat insects, they get most of their energy from photosynthesis, like other plants. New research investigates how carnivory affects photosynthesis.
Nigel Chaffey continues his exploration of the unexpected health benefits of some foods.
This study concludes that traps have lower rates of photosynthesis than leaves, and that leaves have higher rates of photosynthesis after feeding.
Results indicate the potential for metabolic profiling as a tool for examining plant–plant interactions.
Fluid from pitchers of four Nepenthes species is studied to determine retention capacity and time-to-kill for different species of ants and flies.
The influence of climate on the mechanisms employed by Nepenthes in prey capture and retention.