On the Origin of Carnivory: Molecular Physiology and Evolution of Plants on an Animal Diet.

@article{Hedrich2021OnTO,
  title={On the Origin of Carnivory: Molecular Physiology and Evolution of Plants on an Animal Diet.},
  author={Rainer Hedrich and Kenji Fukushima},
  journal={Annual review of plant biology},
  year={2021}
}
Charles Darwin recognized that carnivorous plants thrive in nutrient-poor soil by capturing animals. Although the concept of botanical carnivory has been known for nearly 150 years, its molecular mechanisms and evolutionary origins have not been well understood until recently. In the last decade, technical advances have fueled the genome and transcriptome sequencings of active and passive hunters, leading to a better understanding of the traits associated with the carnivorous syndrome, from… Expand
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