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Plastids of the Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)


THREE different kinds of plastids have been observed in Venus flytrap, each in cells which perform a unique function in the plant. In the same cells, however, there are other organelles (for example, mitochondria) which are the same in all cells of the plant and similar to those in cells of most other plants. We have compared the fine structure and its relationship to the respective function of three types of plastids: the chloroplasts of the leaf cells, the plastids of the cells of the digestive gland, and the plastids of the cells of the trigger hairs.

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SCALA, J., SCHWAB, D. & SIMMONS, E. Plastids of the Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula). Nature 219, 1183–1184 (1968).

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