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Carnivorous Plants: New Horizons in Hungry Foliage

Darnowski, Douglas [1].

Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum): An Unrecognized Midwestern Carnivore?

Teasel plants form water-trapping tanks where their petioles clasp their stems. These tanks often contain dead insects, and it has been proposed in the past that teasel plants may benefit from this behavior and thus are, depending on whether they themselves digest the dead insects, either fully or hemicarnivorous. This has not been well tested. Data will be presented on the trapping of these insects as well as on nutrient uptake measured using heavy nitrogen to examine the question of carnivory in teasel more completely than has been done in past.

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1 - INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST, Department Of Biology, 4201 GRANT LINE ROAD, NEW ALBANY, IN, 47150-6405, USA, 812/941-2657

Keywords:
teasel
Dipsacus
Carnivorous
prey
trap.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: C2
Location: Knox/Hyatt
Date: Monday, July 9th, 2012
Time: 10:30 AM
Number: C2002
Abstract ID:707


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