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Old 04-01-2010, 10:44 AM   #1
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ant Diet of Contaminated Insects Harms Endangered Meat-Eating Plants

Diet of Contaminated Insects Harms Endangered Meat-Eating Plants
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Mar. 31, 2010

Diet of contaminated insects harms endangered meat-eating plants
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Scientists in the United Kingdom are reporting evidence that consumption of insects contaminated with a toxic metal may be a factor in the mysterious global decline of meat-eating, or carnivorous, plants. Their study describes how meals of contaminated insects have adverse effects on the plants.

It appears in ACS' semi-monthly journal Environmental Science & Technology.

Iain Green and Christopher Moody note that...
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Default Carnivorous plants eat toxic metal from their prey

Carnivorous plants eat toxic metal from their prey
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Carnivorous plants eat toxic metal from their prey - environment - 06 April 2010 - New Scientist
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Humans release the toxic metal cadmium into the environment by burning waste and fossil fuels. It accumulates in many species, including insects.

To see if this affected the plants, Iain Green and Christopher Moody of Bournemouth University in the UK fed white-topped pitcher plants European blowfly larvae laced with the metal...
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