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Catapulting Tentacles in a Sticky Carnivorous Plant

  • Simon Poppinga mail,

    simon.poppinga@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

    Affiliation: Plant Biomechanics Group, University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

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  • Siegfried Richard Heinrich Hartmeyer,

    Affiliation: Weil am Rhein, Germany

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  • Robin Seidel,

    Affiliation: Plant Biomechanics Group, University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

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  • Tom Masselter,

    Affiliation: Plant Biomechanics Group, University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

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  • Irmgard Hartmeyer,

    Affiliation: Weil am Rhein, Germany

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  • Thomas Speck

    Affiliation: Plant Biomechanics Group, University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

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  • Published: September 26, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045735

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 28 Sep 2012 at 22:06 GMT

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

Publication: National Geographic
Title: “Tentacled, Carnivorous Plants Catapult Prey Into Traps”
http://news.nationalgeogr...

Publication: ScienceNOW
Title: “Video: Sundews Snap to Nab Insect Prey - ScienceNOW”
http://news.sciencemag.or...

Publication: Smithsonian Blogs Surprising Science
Title: “VIDEO: Watch This Carnivorous Plant Fling an Insect Into Its Mouth | Surprising Science”
http://blogs.smithsonianm...

Publication: Ecorazzi.com
Title: “Carnivorous Sundew Plant Catapults Prey Into Traps (Video) | Ecorazzi”
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2...

Publication: Mother Nature Network
Title: “Carnivorous plant catapults insects into traps | MNN - Mother Nature Network”
http://www.mnn.com/earth-...

Publication: Digital Journal
Title: “Carnivorous plant found to rapidly 'catapult' prey with tentacles”
http://www.digitaljournal...

Publication: French Tribune
Title: “Mystery behind Carnivorous Plants Unveiled | French Tribune”
http://frenchtribune.com/...

Publication: Herald Sun
Title: “Carnivorous plant catapults into spotlight | Herald Sun”
http://www.heraldsun.com....

Publication: redOrbit
Title: “Carnivorous Sundew Plant Has Fast Snap Tentacles - Science News - redOrbit”
http://www.redorbit.com/n...

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 05 Oct 2012 at 20:01 GMT

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

Publication: CBS News
Title: “Watch: Predator-plant catapults bugs into "mouth" - CBS News”
http://www.cbsnews.com/83...

Publication: news.com.au
Title: “Carnivorous plant catapults into spotlight | News.com.au”
http://www.news.com.au/na...

Publication: Yahoo! News
Title: “How a Sneaky Sundew Hurls Insects Into Its Trap - Yahoo! News”
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Publication: Zee News India
Title: “Carnivorous plants catapult prey with snap-tentacles”
http://zeenews.india.com/...

Publication: io9
Title: “This carnivorous plant uses touch-sensitive tentacles to grab far-off prey”
http://io9.com/5947335/th...

Publication: Planet Save
Title: “Carnivorous Plant Kills With Snap-Tentacles, Researchers Describe New Mechanism For Capture (VIDEO) | Planetsave”
http://planetsave.com/201...

Publication: Zee News
Title: “Carnivorous plants catapult prey with snap-tentacles”
http://zeenews.india.com/...

Publication: Huffington Post
Title: “Carnivorous Plant: Sundew Snags Prey With Fast Tentacles (VIDEO)”
http://www.huffingtonpost...

Publication: ZME Science
Title: “Carnivorous plant catapults insects into trap”
http://www.zmescience.com...

Publication: Daily Mail
Title: “It's a trap! The Australian sundew plant that uses tentacles to catapult its prey to their death | Mail Online”
http://www.dailymail.co.u...

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