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Do carnivorous plants use volatiles for attracting prey insects?
Author(s): A. Jurgens, A. M. El-Sayed and D. M. Suckling
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Functional Ecology
Article Topic(s): Chemistry,Morphology
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Sarracenia leucophylla (Crimson pitcherplant),
AbstractInvestigates the role of volatile oils in carnivorous plants' ability to catch prey. A large number of compounds were present in three Sarracenia species, including S. leucophylla. The compounds are typically found in flowers or fruits and may serve to attract prey along with other features like color and nectar.
Suggested CitationA. Jurgens, A. M. El-Sayed and D. M. Suckling. "Do carnivorous plants use volatiles for attracting prey insects?" Functional Ecology 23.5 (2009): 875-887.