How Pitcher Plants Acquired a Taste for Meat

Researchers have peered into the genome of pitcher plants to see how they developed their carnivorous appetite.

Genes that once helped to regulate stress responses may have been co-opted to assist with capturing and digesting insects and other creatures. Looking at several different species an international team of researchers led by Mitsuyasu Hasebe says the same genomic regions were all altered in the same way at different times, which is an indication that the path to carnivorousness l

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