droseraceae

Summary

Summary: A plant family of the order Nepenthales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida, notable for leaves with sticky gland-tipped hairs that entrap insects.

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  1. Mativandlela S, Meyer J, Hussein A, Houghton P, Hamilton C, Lall N. Activity against Mycobacterium smegmatis and M. tuberculosis by extract of South African medicinal plants. Phytother Res. 2008;22:841-5 pubmed publisher
    ..The MIC of this compound was found to be 0.031 mg/mL against M. smegmatis and 0.10 mg/mL against M. tuberculosis. This study gives some scientific basis to the traditional use of these plants for TB-related symptoms...
  2. Volkov A, Carrell H, Baldwin A, Markin V. Electrical memory in Venus flytrap. Bioelectrochemistry. 2009;75:142-7 pubmed publisher
    ..We also found sensory memory in the Venus flytrap. When one sustained mechanical stimulus was applied to only one trigger hair, the trap closed in a few seconds...
  3. Forterre Y, Skotheim J, Dumais J, Mahadevan L. How the Venus flytrap snaps. Nature. 2005;433:421-5 pubmed
    ..Our study identifies an ingenious solution to scaling up movements in non-muscular engines and provides a general framework for understanding nastic motion in plants...
  4. Volkov A, Carrell H, Markin V. Biologically closed electrical circuits in venus flytrap. Plant Physiol. 2009;149:1661-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we investigated the electrical properties of the upper leaf of the Venus flytrap and proposed the equivalent electrical circuit in agreement with the experimental data...
  5. Escalante Pérez M, Krol E, Stange A, Geiger D, Al Rasheid K, Hause B, et al. A special pair of phytohormones controls excitability, slow closure, and external stomach formation in the Venus flytrap. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011;108:15492-7 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings demonstrate that prey-catching Dionaea combines plant-specific signaling pathways, involving OPDA and ABA with a rapidly acting trigger, which uses ion channels, action potentials, and Ca(2+) signals...
  6. Pavlovic A, Demko V, Hudák J. Trap closure and prey retention in Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) temporarily reduces photosynthesis and stimulates respiration. Ann Bot. 2010;105:37-44 pubmed publisher
  7. Gibson T, Waller D. Evolving Darwin's 'most wonderful' plant: ecological steps to a snap-trap. New Phytol. 2009;183:575-87 pubmed publisher
    ..The complexity of snap-traps, competition with pitfall traps, and their association with ephemeral habitats all help to explain why this curious adaptation only evolved once...
  8. Volkov A, Adesina T, Jovanov E. Charge induced closing of Dionaea muscipula Ellis trap. Bioelectrochemistry. 2008;74:16-21 pubmed publisher
    ..3 s, but higher electrical charge is needed for trap closure. The mechanism behind closing the upper leaf of Venus flytrap is discussed...
  9. Volkov A, Adesina T, Markin V, Jovanov E. Kinetics and mechanism of Dionaea muscipula trap closing. Plant Physiol. 2008;146:694-702 pubmed
    ..The observed fast movement can be explained by the hydroelastic curvature model without invoking buckling instability. The new hydroelastic curvature mechanism provides an accurate description of the authors' experimental data...

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  1. Poppinga S, Joyeux M. Different mechanics of snap-trapping in the two closely related carnivorous plants Dionaea muscipula and Aldrovanda vesiculosa. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2011;84:041928 pubmed
  2. Skotheim J, Mahadevan L. Physical limits and design principles for plant and fungal movements. Science. 2005;308:1308-10 pubmed
    ..Our study also suggests a design principle for nonmuscular hydraulically actuated structures: Rapid actuation requires either small size or the enhancement of motion on large scales via elastic instabilities...
  3. Liu Y, Cai Y, He C, Chen M, Li H. Anticancer Properties and Pharmaceutical Applications of Plumbagin: A Review. Am J Chin Med. 2017;45:423-441 pubmed publisher
    ..Plumbaginaceae, Ebenceae and Droseraceae, definitively exhibits anticancer potential in diverse cancer cells both in vitro and in vivo...
  4. Veleba A, Smarda P, Zedek F, Horova L, Smerda J, Bures P. Evolution of genome size and genomic GC content in carnivorous holokinetics (Droseraceae). Ann Bot. 2017;119:409-416 pubmed publisher
    ..Here the aim was to fill this gap by mapping genome evolution in the second largest carnivorous family, Droseraceae, where this evolution may be affected by chromosomal holokinetism in Drosera METHODS: The genome size and ..
  5. Ghate N, Das A, Chaudhuri D, Panja S, Mandal N. Sundew plant, a potential source of anti-inflammatory agents, selectively induces G2/M arrest and apoptosis in MCF-7 cells through upregulation of p53 and Bax/Bcl-2 ratio. Cell Death Discov. 2016;2:15062 pubmed publisher
    ..Several species of Drosera (family: Droseraceae) are used in various traditional as well as homeopathic systems of medicine. Drosera burmannii Vahl...
  6. Panichayupakaranant P, Ahmad M. Plumbagin and Its Role in Chronic Diseases. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2016;929:229-246 pubmed
    ..is a plant-derived naphthoquinones obtained mainly from three families, including Plumbaginaceae, Droseraceae, and Ebenaceae. Plumbagin has exhibited its potential therapeutic benefits on numerous chronic diseases, i.e...
  7. Fleischmann A, Rivadavia F, Gonella P, Pérez Bañón C, Mengual X, Rojo S. Where Is My Food? Brazilian Flower Fly Steals Prey from Carnivorous Sundews in a Newly Discovered Plant-Animal Interaction. PLoS ONE. 2016;11:e0153900 pubmed publisher
    ..Syrphinae) have been found scavenging on the sticky leaves of several carnivorous sundew species (Drosera, Droseraceae) in Minas Gerais and São Paulo states, SE Brazil...
  8. Li Y, Lenaghan S, Zhang M. Nonlinear dynamics of the movement of the venus flytrap. Bull Math Biol. 2012;74:2446-73 pubmed publisher
    ..Plant Signal. Behav. 5(8), 968-978 (2010). In the current work, the earlier research has been advanced and an in-depth nonlinear and control analysis of the dynamic process has been provided...
  9. Kurup R, Johnson A, Sankar S, Hussain A, Sathish Kumar C, Sabulal B. Fluorescent prey traps in carnivorous plants. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2013;15:611-5 pubmed
    ..We propose these molecular emissions as a critical factor attracting arthropods and other visitors to these carnivorous traps. Drosera, Pinguicula and Utricularia prey traps showed only red chlorophyll emissions at 366 nm...
  10. Poppinga S, Hartmeyer S, Masselter T, Hartmeyer I, Speck T. Trap diversity and evolution in the family Droseraceae. Plant Signal Behav. 2013;8:e24685 pubmed publisher
    We review trapping mechanisms in the carnivorous flowering plant family Droseraceae (order Caryophyllales)...
  11. Ogihara H, Endou F, Furukawa S, Matsufuji H, Suzuki K, Anzai H. Antimicrobial activity of the carnivorous plant Dionaea muscipula against food-related pathogenic and putrefactive bacteria. Biocontrol Sci. 2013;18:151-5 pubmed
    ..The TLC-bioautography analysis of the extracts revealed that a yellow spot was detected at Rf value of 0.85, which showed strong antibacterial activity. The UV, MS, and NMR analyses revealed that the antibacterial compound was plumbagin...
  12. Böhm J, Scherzer S, Krol E, Kreuzer I, von Meyer K, Lorey C, et al. The Venus Flytrap Dionaea muscipula Counts Prey-Induced Action Potentials to Induce Sodium Uptake. Curr Biol. 2016;26:286-95 pubmed publisher
    ..Hence, the number of APs a victim triggers while trying to break out of the trap identifies the moving prey as a struggling Na(+)-rich animal and nutrition for the plant. ..
  13. Crowley P, Hopper K, Krupa J. An insect-feeding guild of carnivorous plants and spiders: does optimal foraging lead to competition or facilitation?. Am Nat. 2013;182:801-19 pubmed publisher
    ..Results are complex, indicating that predictions to be tested empirically must be based on careful quantitative assessment...
  14. Paszota P, Escalante Pérez M, Thomsen L, Risør M, Dembski A, Sanglas L, et al. Secreted major Venus flytrap chitinase enables digestion of Arthropod prey. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2014;1844:374-83 pubmed publisher
    ..These peculiar characteristics could well serve industrial purposes, especially because of the ability to hydrolyze both soluble and crystalline chitin substrates including the commercially important cleavage of ?-chitin. ..
  15. Pavlovic A, Mancuso S. Electrical signaling and photosynthesis: can they co-exist together?. Plant Signal Behav. 2011;6:840-2 pubmed
    ..Without doubt, the electrical signaling is costly, and the possible co-existence of such type of signals and photosynthesis in plant cell is discussed...
  16. De Luccia T. Mimosa pudica, Dionaea muscipula and anesthetics. Plant Signal Behav. 2012;7:1163-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The angular displacement in Mimosa´s petiole and in Dionaea leaves is what was measured to compare the drugs group with control groups...
  17. Pavlovic A, Slováková L, Pandolfi C, Mancuso S. On the mechanism underlying photosynthetic limitation upon trigger hair irritation in the carnivorous plant Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula Ellis). J Exp Bot. 2011;62:1991-2000 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, the study also provides valuable data confirming the hypothesis that chlorophyll a fluorescence is under electrochemical control...
  18. Poppinga S, Masselter T, Speck T. Faster than their prey: new insights into the rapid movements of active carnivorous plants traps. Bioessays. 2013;35:649-57 pubmed publisher
  19. Parker M, Ramaswamy R, van Gordon K, Powell C, Bosch J, Boulanger M. The structure of Plasmodium falciparum 3D7_0606800 reveals a bi-lobed architecture that supports re-annotation as a Venus Flytrap protein. Protein Sci. 2017;26:1878-1885 pubmed publisher
    ..falciparum surface protein PfVFT1 provides intriguing functional insight and establishes a structural template that could prove valuable for malaria vaccine engineering studies...
  20. Bobji M. Springing the trap. J Biosci. 2005;30:143-6 pubmed
  21. Chen Z, Guo Q, Majidi C, Chen W, Srolovitz D, Haataja M. Nonlinear geometric effects in mechanical bistable morphing structures. Phys Rev Lett. 2012;109:114302 pubmed
    ..Our work classifies the conditions for bistability, and extends the large deformation theory of plates and shells...
  22. Böhm J, Scherzer S, Shabala S, Krol E, Neher E, Mueller T, et al. Venus Flytrap HKT1-Type Channel Provides for Prey Sodium Uptake into Carnivorous Plant Without Conflicting with Electrical Excitability. Mol Plant. 2016;9:428-436 pubmed publisher
    ..These structural and biophysical features of a high-capacity, Na(+)-selective ion channel enable Dionaea glands to manage prey-derived sodium loads without confounding the action potential-based information management of the flytrap. ..
  23. Volkov A, Xu K, Kolobov V. Cold plasma interactions with plants: Morphing and movements of Venus flytrap and Mimosa pudica induced by argon plasma jet. Bioelectrochemistry. 2017;118:100-105 pubmed publisher
    ..Our work offers new insight into mechanisms which trigger plant morphing and movement. ..
  24. Jennings D, Congelosi A, Rohr J. Insecticides reduce survival and the expression of traits associated with carnivory of carnivorous plants. Ecotoxicology. 2012;21:569-75 pubmed publisher
    ..Given the effects we observed in the present study, we suggest that the use of insecticides should be carefully managed in areas containing vulnerable carnivorous plant species...
  25. Shahinpoor M. Biomimetic robotic Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula Ellis) made with ionic polymer metal composites. Bioinspir Biomim. 2011;6:046004 pubmed publisher
    ..3 s and have gained a lot of knowledge to report on the ionic and electrical mechanisms involved in the operation of such intelligent distributed biomolecular motors...
  26. Vicogne J, Pin J, Lardans V, Capron M, Noël C, Dissous C. An unusual receptor tyrosine kinase of Schistosoma mansoni contains a Venus Flytrap module. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2003;126:51-62 pubmed
    ..The preferential localization of SmRTK-1 in sporocyst germinal cells and ovocytes could be in favor of its function in schistosome growth and differentiation...
  27. Pavlovic A. Spatio-temporal changes of photosynthesis in carnivorous plants in response to prey capture, retention and digestion. Plant Signal Behav. 2010;5:1325-9 pubmed
    ..This study describes the spatio-temporal changes of effective quantum yield of photochemical energy conversion in photosystem II (? PSII) in response to ant-derived formic acid during its capture and digestion...
  28. Babula P, Mikelova R, Adam V, Kizek R, Havel L, Sladky Z. Using of liquid chromatography coupled with diode array detector for determination of naphthoquinones in plants and for investigation of influence of pH of cultivation medium on content of plumbagin in Dionaea muscipula. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2006;842:28-35 pubmed
    ..We discovered that the lower tissue content of plumbagin was due to secretion of this naphthoquinone into the cultivation medium...
  29. Risør M, Thomsen L, Sanggaard K, Nielsen T, Thøgersen I, Lukassen M, et al. Enzymatic and Structural Characterization of the Major Endopeptidase in the Venus Flytrap Digestion Fluid. J Biol Chem. 2016;291:2271-87 pubmed publisher
    ..This study provides the first analysis of a cysteine protease from the digestive fluid of a carnivorous plant and confirms the close relationship between carnivorous action and plant defense mechanisms. ..
  30. Schulze W, Sanggaard K, Kreuzer I, Knudsen A, Bemm F, Thøgersen I, et al. The protein composition of the digestive fluid from the venus flytrap sheds light on prey digestion mechanisms. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2012;11:1306-19 pubmed publisher
  31. Givnish T. New evidence on the origin of carnivorous plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015;112:10-1 pubmed publisher
  32. Usami M, Iwamoto T, Fukasawa R, Tani M, Watanabe M, Sakai K. Development of a THz spectroscopic imaging system. Phys Med Biol. 2002;47:3749-53 pubmed
    ..To acquire spectroscopic information, time-domain images were collected. By processing these images on a computer, we can obtain spectroscopic images. Spectroscopy for silicon wafers was demonstrated...
  33. Joyeux M. Elastic models of the fast traps of carnivorous Dionaea and Aldrovanda. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2013;88:034701 pubmed
    ..The improvements brought to the model are described in detail and the physical consequences of these improvements are discussed...
  34. Brownlee C. Carnivorous plants: trapping, digesting and absorbing all in one. Curr Biol. 2013;23:R714-6 pubmed publisher
  35. Tooker J, Peiffer M, Luthe D, Felton G. Trichomes as sensors: detecting activity on the leaf surface. Plant Signal Behav. 2010;5:73-5 pubmed
    ..Taken together, our results suggest that glandular trichomes can act as sensors that detect activity on the leaf surface, and ready plants for herbivore attack...
  36. Volkov A, Pinnock M, Lowe D, Gay M, Markin V. Complete hunting cycle of Dionaea muscipula: consecutive steps and their electrical properties. J Plant Physiol. 2011;168:109-20 pubmed publisher
    ..The electrical properties of the Venus flytrap were investigated and equivalent electrical circuits within the upper leaf were proposed to explain the experimental data...
  37. Yang R, Lenaghan S, Zhang M, Xia L. A mathematical model on the closing and opening mechanism for venus flytrap. Plant Signal Behav. 2010;5:968-78 pubmed publisher
    ..Though many studies have been reported for the Venus flytrap opening and closing mechanism, this paper attempts to explain the mechanism from nonlinear dynamics and control perspective...
  38. Vredenberg W, Pavlovic A. Chlorophyll a fluorescence induction (Kautsky curve) in a Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) leaf after mechanical trigger hair irritation. J Plant Physiol. 2013;170:242-50 pubmed publisher
    ..A signal-transducing role of Ca(2+) is suggested...
  39. Becker K, Ditter B, Nimsky C, Urbaschek R, Urbaschek B. [Endotoxin contents of phytopharmaceuticals: correlation with clinically observed side effects]. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 1988;113:83-7 pubmed
    ..These findings underline the urgent need for a widening of the regulations on testing for pyrogens to include those parenteral preparations which now do not have to be tested because of their small volume (less than 15 ml)...
  40. Kováčik J, Klejdus B, Repčáková K. Phenolic metabolites in carnivorous plants: Inter-specific comparison and physiological studies. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2012;52:21-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Possible explanations in physiological, biochemical and ecological context are discussed...
  41. Scherzer S, Krol E, Kreuzer I, Kruse J, Karl F, von Rüden M, et al. The Dionaea muscipula ammonium channel DmAMT1 provides NH?? uptake associated with Venus flytrap's prey digestion. Curr Biol. 2013;23:1649-57 pubmed publisher
    ..This study addresses the molecular nature, function, and regulation of prey-derived ammonium uptake in the Venus flytrap, Dionaea muscipula, one of the fastest active carnivores...
  42. Pagitz M, Bold J. Shape-changing shell-like structures. Bioinspir Biomim. 2013;8:016010 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, it is shown that a snap-through behaviour, similar to the one known from Dionaea muscipula, can be achieved by lowering the pressure in a single layer of cells...
  43. Volkov A, Vilfranc C, Murphy V, Mitchell C, Volkova M, O Neal L, et al. Electrotonic and action potentials in the Venus flytrap. J Plant Physiol. 2013;170:838-46 pubmed publisher
    ..The information gained from this study can be used to elucidate the coupling of intracellular and intercellular communications in the form of electrical signals within plants...
  44. Volkov A, Harris S, Vilfranc C, Murphy V, Wooten J, Paulicin H, et al. Venus flytrap biomechanics: forces in the Dionaea muscipula trap. J Plant Physiol. 2013;170:25-32 pubmed publisher
    ..The insects and different small prey have little chance to escape after the snap of the trap. The prey would need to overpower the "escaping" force which is very strong and can reach up to 4N...
  45. Volkov A, Murphy V, Clemmons J, Curley M, Markin V. Energetics and forces of the Dionaea muscipula trap closing. J Plant Physiol. 2012;169:55-64 pubmed publisher
  46. Takahashi K, Suzuki T, Nishii W, Kubota K, Shibata C, Isobe T, et al. A cysteine endopeptidase ("dionain") is involved in the digestive fluid of Dionaea muscipula (Venus's fly-trap). Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2011;75:346-8 pubmed
    ..The name "dionain" is proposed for the enzyme...
  47. Ueda M, Nakamura Y. Metabolites involved in plant movement and 'memory': nyctinasty of legumes and trap movement in the Venus flytrap. Nat Prod Rep. 2006;23:548-57 pubmed
  48. Budzianowski J, Budzianowska A, Kromer K. Naphthalene glucoside and other phenolics from the shoot and callus cultures of Drosophyllum lusitanicum. Phytochemistry. 2002;61:421-5 pubmed
    The callus and, for the first time established, shoot cultures of Drosophyllum lusitanicum Link. (Droseraceae) yielded new naphthalene glucoside-5-hydroxy-4-methoxy-2-naphthalenecarboxylic acid 5-O-beta-glucoside (drosophylloside) and 5-..