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Simon Poppinga, Tom Masselter and Thomas Speck Faster than their prey: New insights into the rapid movements of active carnivorous plants traps BioEssays 35

Version of Record online: 24 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/bies.201200175

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Carnivorous plants like the Venus' flytrap make use of mechanical tricks to speed up their traps. We review the interaction of plant organ dimension, movement speed and type of actuation as a biophysical principle, and discuss promising key aspects for future studies.

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