The Curious Genome of the Carnivorous Bladderwort – The News Ledge

February 24, 2015 2:56 PM

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The carnivorous bladderwort, known as Utricularia gibba by researchers, packs a lot of genes in a tiny genome. A new study is out in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution, and breaks down the plant’s unique genome.

According to researchers, the plant has more genes than well-known plant species like grapes or coffee – yet it has a smaller genome.

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