The Roots of Carnivorous Plants

@article{Adlassnig2005TheRO,
  title={The Roots of Carnivorous Plants},
  author={Wolfram Adlassnig and Marianne Peroutka and Hans Lambers and Irene Lichtscheidl},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2005},
  volume={274},
  pages={127-140}
}
AbstractCarnivorous plants may benefit from animal-derived nutrients to supplement minerals from the soil. Therefore, the role and importance of their roots is a matter of debate. Aquatic carnivorous species lack roots completely, and many hygrophytic and epiphytic carnivorous species only have a weakly devel-oped root system. In xerophytes, however, large, extended and/or deep-reaching roots and sub-soil shoots develop. Roots develop also in carnivorous plants in other habitats that are… 

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