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Title Carnivorous plants : physiology, ecology, and evolution / edited by Aaron M. Ellison, Lubomir Adamec.
Imprint Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.

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Subject Carnivorous plants -- Ecology.
Carnivorous plants -- Evolution.
Insect-plant relationships.
Alt Name Ellison, Aaron M., 1960-
Adamec, Lubomír, 1958-
Uniform Title Carnivorous plants (2018)
Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary A synthesis of the latest research on carnivorous plants, focusing on their physiology, ecology, evolution, and future conservation and research efforts.
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.
Note Vendor-supplied metadata.
ISBN 9780191085390 (electronic bk.)
0191085391 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1093/oso/9780198779841.001.0001
OCLC # 1015215232
Additional Format Print version: Carnivorous plants. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018 0198779844 9780198779841 (OCoLC)994368018