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A carnivorous plant’s prized genetic treasures, unveiled [Phys]

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

A new genomic analysis shows just how valuable this carnivorous lifestyle has been to the plant throughout its evolutionary history.Over millions of years, the species, Utricularia gibba, repeatedly retained and enhanced genetic material associated with its carnivorous nature—despite tremendous evolutionary pressure to delete DNA, the research finds.

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