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The development of the digestive glands and enzymes in the pitchers of three Nepenthes species: N. alata, N. tobaica, and N. ventricosa (Nepenthaceae)

Thornhill, Andrew; Harper, Ian S.; Hallam, Neil D.


The development of digestive glands in pitchers of three species of Nepenthes (N. alata Blanco, N. tobaica Danser, and N. ventricosa Blanco) was studied by LM and SEM, and the presence of digestive enzymes was examined by enzyme cytochemistry. Pitchers at various developmental stages were studied, corresponding to prepitcher inflation, early pitcher inflation, postinflation (before lid opening), and fully mature open pitcher. Pitchers from all species showed the presence of digestive glands in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Plant Sciences
DOI: 10.1086/533599


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