Carnivorous plants

Mišerić, Ivana (2014) Carnivorous plants. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Carnivorous plants are autotrophic organisms, although their lifestyle resembles the heterotrophic organisms. They possess chlorophyll and thus photosynthesis, and the carnivorous nature is the adjustment to life in areas where the ground is poor with minerals (especially nitrogen). Most often they are found in marshy or rocky areas. It is described over 630 species of carnivorous plants all over the world, plus another 300 species which have some characteristics of carnivorous plants. Characteristics that plant need to have in order to be ranked among carnivorous plants are: a) the ability to attract prey (aroma, color and/or nectar) b) specific adaptation to capture prey (various traps that can be active or passive) c) specific adaptations for the degradation of prey (digestive enzymes, symbiotic fungi, bacteria) In Croatia, it is described 8 species of carnivorous plants which are grouped into 4 genera: Aldrovanda, Drosera, Pinguicula and Utricularia. All of 8 species use active traps to catch the pray.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Pevalek-Kozlina, Branka
Date: 2014
Number of Pages: 23
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 10:45
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2014 10:45

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