The roots of carnivorous plants
- Wolfram AdlassnigAffiliated withInstitute of Ecology and Conservation Biology, University of Vienna
- , Marianne PeroutkaAffiliated withInstitute of Ecology and Conservation Biology, University of Vienna
- , Hans LambersAffiliated withSchool of Plant Biology, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Western Australia
- , Irene K. LichtscheidlAffiliated withInstitute of Ecology and Conservation Biology, University of Vienna Email author
The morphology of the roots.
The root functions that are taken over by stems and leaves in species without roots or with poorly developed root systems; anchoring and storage occur by specialized chlorophyll-less stems; water and nutrients are taken up by the trap leaves.
The contribution of the roots to the nutrient supply of the plants; this varies considerably amongst the few investigated species. We compare nutrient uptake by the roots with the acquisition of nutrients via the traps.
The ability of the roots of some carnivorous species to tolerate stressful conditions in their habitats; e.g., lack of oxygen, saline conditions, heavy metals in the soil, heat during bushfires, drought, and flooding.kg]Key words
- The roots of carnivorous plants
- Book Title
- Root Physiology: from Gene to Function
- pp 127-140
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- Plant Ecophysiology
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- Springer Netherlands
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- 2. Institute of Ecology and Conservation Biology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090, Vienna, Austria
- 3. School of Plant Biology, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, 6009, Australia
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