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How Plants Evolved Into Carnivores

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Australian pitcher plant

Carnivorous plants the world over, including the Australian pitcher plant (pictured), co-opted proteins used in defense to digest their prey.

Credit: Mitsuyasu Hasebe

Any insect unlucky enough to land on the mouth-like leaves of an Australian pitcher plant will meet a grisly end.

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