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Unformatted text preview: They secrete enzymes that digest the protein of the captured animal to obtain sufficient nitrogen for growth. The method of trapping varies: • Some have trigger hairs that cause the leaves to fold over the insect • Some have sticky glandular hairs to which the insect sticks • Some have air bladders that aquatic animals swim into and cannot escape from • Some have cylindrical leaves with fluid in the bottom into which the insect falls, or slides, and then drowns, or gets trapped in. Some examples of insectivorous plants are: Sundew Pinguicula (Butterwort)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course BIO 213 taught by Professor Makina during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '09