Trap-Closing Chemical Factors of the Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipulla Ellis)

Minoru Ueda, Takashi Tokunaga, Masahiro Okada, Yoko Nakamura, Noboru Takada, Rie Suzuki, Katsuhiko Kondo

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Abstract

"Memory" has been observed in the leaf closure of the insectivorous Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula). The rapid closure of the traps requires two stimuli within 30 s on the sensory hairs of their internal surface. We found that Dionaea has two endogenous chemical factors that induce the closure of traps without stimuli.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2378-2383
Number of pages6
JournalChemBioChem
Volume11
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov

Keywords

  • Biological activity
  • Dionaea muscipula
  • Jasmonates
  • Polysaccharides
  • Trap-closing factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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