How the Venus flytrap snaps

@article{Forterre2005HowTV,
  title={How the Venus flytrap snaps},
  author={Y. Forterre and J. Skotheim and J. Dumais and L. Mahadevan},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={433},
  pages={421-425}
}
The rapid closure of the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) leaf in about 100 ms is one of the fastest movements in the plant kingdom. This led Darwin to describe the plant as “one of the most wonderful in the world”. The trap closure is initiated by the mechanical stimulation of trigger hairs. Previous studies have focused on the biochemical response of the trigger hairs to stimuli and quantified the propagation of action potentials in the leaves. Here we complement these studies by considering… Expand
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