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Aaron Ellison and Lubomír Adamec

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198779841

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198779841.001.0001

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The future of research with carnivorous plants

The future of research with carnivorous plants

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(p.408) Chapter 29 The future of research with carnivorous plants
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Carnivorous Plants
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Aaron M. Ellison

Lubomír Adamec

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198779841.003.0029

The material presented in the chapters of Carnivorous Plants: Physiology, Ecology, and Evolution together provide a suite of common themes that could provide a framework for increasing progress in understanding carnivorous plants. All speciose genera would benefit from more robust, intra-generic classifications in a phylogenetic framework that uses a unified species concept. As more genomic, proteomic, and transcriptomic data accrue, new insights will emerge regarding trap biochemistry and regulation; interactions with commensals; and the importance of intraspecific variability on which natural selection works. Continued elaboration of field experiments will provide new insights into basic physiology; population biology; plant-animal and plant-microbe relationships; and evolutionary dynamics, all of which will aid conservation efforts and contribute to discussions of assisted migration as the climate continues to change.

Keywords:   Climate change, conservation, genomics, phylogeny, research agenda

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