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Carnivorous plants use CO2 to trap insects, shows research

In a breakthrough research, scientists in India have discovered a high concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2), being used to trap insects and small mammals, in a genus of carnivorous plants Researchers found the leaf-evolved biological traps of the plant Nepenthes to be CO2-enriched cavities, and that CO2 emission from pitchers act as sensory cues attracting insects […]

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