ISBN : 9780198779841
Ellison and Adamec have assembled the world's leading experts to provide a truly modern synthesis of carnivorous plants. They examine every aspect of physiology, biochemistry, genomics, ecology, and evolution of these remarkable plants, culminating in a description of the serious threats carnivorous plants now face from over-collection, poaching, habitat loss, and climatic change which directly threaten their habitats and their continued persistence in them.
Part I: Overview; 1 Aaron M. Ellison and Lubomir Adamec: Introduction; 2 J. Stephen Brewer and Jan Schlauer: Biogeography and habitats of carnivorous plants; 3 Andreas Fleischmann, Jan Schlauer, Stephen A. Smith, and Thomas J. Givnish: Evolution of carnivory in angiosperms; Part II: Systematics and evolution of carnivorous plants; 4 Andreas Fleischmann, Adam T. Cross, Robert Gibson, Paulo M. Gonella, and Kingsley W. Dixon: Systematics and evolution of Droseraceae; 5 Charles Clarke, Jan Schlauer, Jonathan Moran, and Alastair Robinson: Systematics and evolution of Nepenthes; 6 Andreas Fleischmann and Aymeric Roccia: Systematics and evolution of Lentibulariaceae: I. Pinguicula; 7 Andreas Fleischmann: Systematics and evolution of Lentibulariaceae: II. Genlisea; 8 Richard W. Jobson, Paulo C. Baleeiro, and Castor Guisande: Systematics and evolution of Lentibulariaceae: III. Utricularia; 9 Robert F.C. Naczi: Systematics and evolution of Sarraceniaceae; 10 Adam T. Cross, Maria Paniw, Andre Vito Scatigna, Nick Kalfas, Bruce Anderson, Thomas J. Givnish, and Andreas Fleischmann: Systematics and evolution of small genera of carnivorous plants; 11 Tanya Renner, Tianying Lan, Kimberly M. Farr, Enrique Ibarra-Laclette, Luis Herrera- Esrella, Stephan C. Schuster, Mitsuyasu Hasebe, Kenji Fukushima, and Victor A. Albert: Carnivorous plant genomes; Part III: Physiology, form, and function; 12 John D. Horner, Bartosz J. Plachno, Ulrike Bauer, and Bruno Di Giusto: Attraction of prey; 13 Bartosz J. Plachno and Lyudmila E. Muravnik: Functional anatomy of carnivorous traps; 14 Simon Poppinga, Ulrike Bauer, Thomas Speck, and Alexander G. Volkov: Motile traps; 15 Ulrike Bauer, Reinhard Jetter, and Simon Poppinga: Non-motile traps; 16 Ildiko Matusikova, Andrej Pavlovic, and Tanya Renner: Biochemistry of prey digestion and nutrient absorption; 17 Lubomir Adamec and Andrej Pavlovic: Mineral nutrition of terrestrial carnivorous plants; 18 Thomas J. Givnish, K. William Sparks, Steven J. Hunter, and Andrej Pavlovic: Why are plants carnivorous? Cost/benefit analysis, whole-plant growth, and the context- specific advantages of botanical carnivory; 19 Lubomir Adamec: Ecophysiology of aquatic carnivorous plants; 20 Laurent Legendre and Douglas W. Darnowski: Biotechnology with carnivorous plants; Part IV: Ecology; 21 Douglas W. Darnowski, Ulrike Bauer, Marcos Mendez, John D. Horner, and Bartosz J. Plachno: Prey selection and specialization by carnivorous plants; 22 Adam T. Cross, Arthur R. Davis, Andreas Fleischmann, John D. Horner, Andreas Jurgens, David J. Merritt, Gillian L. Murza, and Shane R. Turner: Reproductive biology and prey-pollinator conflicts; 23 Leonora S. Bittleston: Commensals of Nepenthes pitchers; 24 Thomas E. Miller, William E. Bradshaw, and Christina M. Holzapfel: Pitcher-plant communities as model systems for addressing fundamental questions in ecology and evolution; 25 Dagmara Sirova, Jiri Barta, Jakub Borovec, and Jaroslav Vrba: The Utricularia-associated microbiome: composition, function, and ecology; 26 Jonathan A. Moran, Bruce Anderson, Lijin Chin, Melinda Greenwood, and Charles Clarke: Nutritional mutualisms of Nepenthes and Roridula; Part V: The future of carnivorous plants; 27 Charles Clarke, Adam Ross, and Barry Rice: Conservation of carnivorous plants; 28 Matthew C. Fitzpatrick and Aaron M. Ellison: Estimating the exposure of carnivorous plants to rapid climatic change; 29 Aaron M. Ellison and Lubomir Adamec: The future of research with carnivorous plants