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Assimilation of Cd and Cu by the Carnivorous Plant Sarracenia leucophylla Raf. fed Contaminated Prey
Author(s): C. Moody and I. D. Green
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Environmental Science & Technology
Article Topic(s): Stress
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Sarracenia leucophylla (Crimson pitcherplant),
AbstractInvestigates the potential of pitcher plant prey organisms to act as sources of phytoxicity for the carnivorous plant Sarracenia leucophylla. Fly larvae contaminated with cadmium (Cd) and copper (Cu) were fed to S. leucophylla plants. Both Cd and Cu were readily transferred to shoots, but only Cd resulted in phytoxicity to the plant.
Suggested CitationC. Moody and I. D. Green. "Assimilation of Cd and Cu by the Carnivorous Plant Sarracenia leucophylla Raf. fed Contaminated Prey." Environmental Science & Technology 44.5 (2010): 1610-1616.