Monday, April 5
Carnivorous Plants Getting Sick on the Flies?
That is the suggestion by UK scientists trying to find answers to the global decrease in carnivorous plants worldwide. Such plants still do photosynthesis, but typically live in nutrient poor soils where supplementation from insects is a benefit. Researchers are wondering though if flies contaminated with heavy metals like cadmium are poisoning these otherwise autotrophic creatures, as the metal appear to stunt plant growth....