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Uniform Title Carnivorous plants (2018)
Title Carnivorous plants : physiology, ecology, and evolution / edited by Aaron M. Ellison, Lubomir Adamec
Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Contents Part I: Overview: Introduction: what is a carnivorous plant? -- Biogeography and habitats of carnivorous plants -- Evolution of carnivory in angiosperms -- Part II: Systematics and evolution of carnivorous plants: Systematics and evolution of droseraceae -- Systematics and evolution of nepenthes -- Systematics and evolution of lentibulariaceae: I. pinguicula -- Systematics and evolution of lentibulariaceae: II. genlisea -- Systematics and evolution of lentibulariaceae: III. utricularia -- Systematics and evolution of sarraceniaceae -- Systematics and evolution of small genera of carnivorous plants -- Carnivorous plant genomes -- Part III: Physiology, form, and function: Attraction of prey -- Functional anatomy of carnivorous traps -- Motile traps -- Non-motile traps -- Biochemistry of prey digestion and nutrient absorption -- Mineral nutrition of terrestrial carnivorous plants -- Why are plants carnivorous? Cost/benefit analysis, whole-plant growth, and the context-specific advantages of botanical carnivory -- Ecophysiology of aquatic carnivorous plants -- Biotechnology with carnivorous plants -- Future research -- Part IV: Ecology: Prey selection and specialization by carnivorous plants -- Reproductive biology and pollinator-prey conflicts -- Commensals of nepenthes pitchers -- Pitcher-plant communities as model systems for addressing fundamental questions in ecology and evolution -- The utricularia-associated microbiome: composition, function, and ecology -- Nutritional mutualisms of nepenthes and roridula -- Future research -- Part V: The future of carnivorous plants: Conservation of carnivorous plants -- Estimating the exposure of carnivorous plants to rapid climatic change -- The future of research with carnivorous plants -- Appendix -- References -- Taxonomic index -- Subject index
Summary A synthesis of the latest research on carnivorous plants, focusing on their physiology, ecology, evolution, and future conservation and research efforts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Carnivorous plants -- Ecology
Carnivorous plants -- Evolution
Insect-plant relationships
GARDENING -- Essays.
GARDENING -- Reference.
GARDENING -- Vegetables.
Insect-plant relationships.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Horticulture.
Form Electronic book
Author Adamec, Lubomír, 1958- editor
Ellison, Aaron M., 1960- editor
ISBN 0191085391 (electronic bk.)
9780191085390 (electronic bk.)