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Study sheds light on how carnivorous plants acquired a taste for meat


February 6, 2017

A new study probes the origins of carnivory in several distantly related plants--including the Australian, Asian and American pitcher plants, which appear strikingly similar to the human (or insect) eye. Although each species developed carnivory independently, the research concludes that the biological machinery required for digesting insects evolved in a strikingly similar fashion in all three. Full Story

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