Carnivorous plants

Broz, Josipa (2010) Carnivorous plants. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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In this work, a short review of carnivorous plants has been presented, divided into “passive” and “active” trapper. Carnivorous plants are very specialized. There are about 630 species, from 6 orders: Asterales, Caryophyllales, Ericales, Lamiales, Oxalidales and Poales. We can find them all over the World in very diverse habitats. To be classified into carnivorous plants group, plants must meet the following criteria: 1. They must be able to attract prey (eg, scent, color, nectar) 2. They must develop special adaptations for catching animals (eg, a pitfall traps with smooth and slippery walls, shell-shaped traps that close rapidly, sticky traps) 3. They must have special adaptations to decompose captured animal (eg, digestive enzymes, symbiotic fungi, bacteria). In the Croatian flora, we can find 8 carnivorous plants, belonging to four genera: 5. Aldrovanda vesiculosa L. 6. Drosera anglica Huds., Drosera intermedia Hayne, Drosera rotundifolia L. 7. Pinguicula vulgaris L. 8. Utricularia minor L., Utricularia vulgaris L., Utricularia neglecta L.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Pevalek-Kozlina, Branka
Date: 2010
Number of Pages: 43
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 12:29
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2014 12:29

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