ChemBioChem

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Editor: Peter Gölitz; Editorial Board Chairs: Thomas Carell, Donald Hilvert, Barbara Imperiali

Online ISSN: 1439-7633

Associated Title(s): ChemCatChem, ChemMedChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemSusChem

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The Trap Snaps Shut

Researchers isolate the substance that causes Venus flytraps to close.
The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant luring insect prey with drops of liquid. The trap snaps shut like a steel jaw when an insect touches one of the very fine hairs within. The prey is caught – digestion begins. Minoru Ueda and a research team from the Universities of Tohoku, Hirosaki, and Hiroshima (Japan) have now found chemicals that trigger the trap to snap shut. As the scientists report in the journal ChemBioChem, when these substances are applied to the plants, the traps close even without stimulation of the sensory hairs.

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myo-Inositol Trispyrophosphate: A Novel Allosteric Effector of Hemoglobin with High Permeation Selectivity across the Red Blood Cell Plasma Membrane

Jean-Marie Lehn, Université de Strasbourg (France)


01/2010

The Trap Snaps Shut
Researchers isolate the substance that causes Venus flytraps to close
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Trap-Closing Chemical Factors of the Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipulla Ellis)

Minoru Ueda, Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan)


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