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martedì 2 febbraio 2016

# rmx-s-phyto: Dionaea muscipula, with precision

<< Carnivorous plants stir the imagination. You can find the results in science fiction novels (“The Day of the Triffids”), Broadway plays(“Little Shop of Horrors”) and in recent research that concludes that the Venus flytrap can count. Not out loud, of course. And no one is claiming that the plants are aware that they are counting. But even so, this is the first time someone has demonstrated counting in a plant >>

James Gorman. The Venus Flytrap, a Plant That Can Count. nyt-sciencetake, Feb. 1, 2016

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/02/science/the-venus-flytrap-a-plant-that-can-count.html

Sönke Scherzer, Elzbieta Krol, et al. The Venus Flytrap Dionaea muscipula Counts Prey-Induced Action Potentials to Induce Sodium Uptake. Current Biology. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2015.11.057

http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(15)01501-8

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