Movements of K+ during Shutting and Opening of the Trap-Lobes in Aldrovanda vesiculosa

  title={Movements of K+ during Shutting and Opening of the Trap-Lobes in Aldrovanda vesiculosa},
  author={Toshio Iijima and Takao Sibaoka},
  journal={Plant and Cell Physiology},
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