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With a Flick of the Lid: A Novel Trapping Mechanism in Nepenthes gracilis Pitcher Plants

  • Ulrike Bauer mail,

    ub213@cam.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Department of Biology, University Brunei Darussalam, Gadong, Brunei Darussalam

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  • Bruno Di Giusto,

    Affiliation: English Language Center, Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Jeremy Skepper,

    Affiliation: Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • T. Ulmar Grafe,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University Brunei Darussalam, Gadong, Brunei Darussalam

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  • Walter Federle

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: June 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038951

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 15 Jun 2012 at 23:48 GMT

The following articles represent some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: EurekAlert
Title: “Pitcher plant uses power of the rain to trap prey”
http://www.eurekalert.org...

Publication: Discover Magazine Blogs
Title: “Pitcher plant uses falling rain to trap insects | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine”
http://blogs.discovermaga...

Publication: The Epoch Times
Title: “Feeding in the Rain: Precipitation Helps Pitcher Plants Hunt | Inspiring Discoveries | Science | Epoch Times”
http://www.theepochtimes....

Publication: Top News US
Title: “Waxing Under Lid of Carnivorous Plant Helpful In Flipping Ant for Food | TopNews United States”
http://topnews.us/content...

Publication: CBC News
Title: “Asian pitcher plant eats bugs with a little help from rain - Technology & Science - CBC News”
http://www.cbc.ca/news/te...

Publication: BBC
Title: “BBC Nature - How a plant uses rain to catch insects”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/natu...

Publication: Daily Mail
Title: “When it rains, it feeds: The pitcher plant that uses the power of water droplets to catapult ants to their death | Mail Online”
http://www.dailymail.co.u...

Publication: Live Science
Title: “Pitcher Plant Lid Flips Ants to Be Eaten | Carnivorous & Bug-Eating Plants | LiveScience”
http://www.livescience.co...

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 22 Jun 2012 at 23:47 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: ITV News
Title: “Plant uses raindrops to catch food | Anglia - ITV News”
http://www.itv.com/news/a...

Publication: New York Times
Title: “A Wily Trap, Even for a Pitcher Plant - NYTimes.com”
http://www.nytimes.com/20...

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RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 21 Dec 2012 at 21:54 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Geek System
Title: “Carnivorous Plants Trap Insects With Water Slide Action | Geekosystem”
http://www.geekosystem.co...

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