Carnivorous Plant Holds A Surprising Amount Of 'Evolutionary Treasures' In Its Tiny Genome

February 23, 2015 8:42 PM

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The tiny genome of the carnivorous bladderwort plant was found to contain a variety "evolutionary treasures."

The study revealed the fascinating plant, dubbed Utricularia gibba, holds more genes than plants such as those that produce grapes and coffee, despite having a much smaller genome, the University of Buffalo reported. The aquatic plant boasts thread-like branches and tiny traps used to capture prey.

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