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1. Nolan, Katie. A comparative study of carnivorous leaves in the genus Sarracenia.

Degree: MS, Biology, 2015, Eastern Michigan University

The carnivorous pitcher plant genus, Sarracenia, has modified leaves adapted to lure, trap, and digest insect prey. Little is known about surface microstructural ornamentation and variation throughout the genus. Four zones of the leaf were examined in four species throughout the range of the genus using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Nine unique microstructures were identified in the carnivorous leaf. For the first time, microstructures (N=880) were systematically measured and zonal averages were compared among zones (with MANOVA) and species (with PCA). Microstructures are significantly different among zones of the same leaf and vary among different species. These data suggest that each zone is functionally distinct and that these closely related plant species have diverged in surface ornamentation, likely due to differences in prey and habitat. This work can be used to inform questions about plant: prey interactions, taxonomy, digestion mechanics and leaf development. Advisors/Committee Members: Margaret Hanes, Ph.D., Chair, Gary Hannan, Ph.D., Glenn Walker, Ph.D..

Subjects/Keywords: carnivorous plants; Scanning Electron Microscopy; Sarracenia; Biology

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APA (6th Edition):

Nolan, K. (2015). A comparative study of carnivorous leaves in the genus Sarracenia. (Masters Thesis). Eastern Michigan University. Retrieved from http://commons.emich.edu/theses/638

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Nolan, Katie. “A comparative study of carnivorous leaves in the genus Sarracenia.” 2015. Masters Thesis, Eastern Michigan University. Accessed March 25, 2019. http://commons.emich.edu/theses/638.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Nolan, Katie. “A comparative study of carnivorous leaves in the genus Sarracenia.” 2015. Web. 25 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Nolan K. A comparative study of carnivorous leaves in the genus Sarracenia. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Eastern Michigan University; 2015. [cited 2019 Mar 25]. Available from: http://commons.emich.edu/theses/638.

Council of Science Editors:

Nolan K. A comparative study of carnivorous leaves in the genus Sarracenia. [Masters Thesis]. Eastern Michigan University; 2015. Available from: http://commons.emich.edu/theses/638

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