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Slippery surfaces of pitcher plants: Nepenthes wax crystals minimize insect attachment via microscopic surface roughness.

Scholz I, B├╝ckins M, Dolge L, Erlinghagen T, Weth A, Hischen F, Mayer J, Hoffmann S, Riederer M, Riedel M, Baumgartner W.

J Exp Biol. 2010 Apr;213(Pt 7):1115-25. doi: 10.1242/jeb.035618.


Slippery surfaces of carnivorous plants: composition of epicuticular wax crystals in Nepenthes alata Blanco pitchers.

Riedel M, Eichner A, Jetter R.

Planta. 2003 Nov;218(1):87-97. Epub 2003 Jul 19.


Chemical composition of epicuticular wax crystals on the slippery zone in pitchers of five Nepenthes species and hybrids.

Riedel M, Eichner A, Meimberg H, Jetter R.

Planta. 2007 May;225(6):1517-34. Epub 2006 Nov 16.


Adhesion force measurements on the two wax layers of the waxy zone in Nepenthes alata pitchers.

Gorb EV, Purtov J, Gorb SN.

Sci Rep. 2014 Jun 3;4:5154. doi: 10.1038/srep05154.


The effect of surface anisotropy in the slippery zone of Nepenthes alata pitchers on beetle attachment.

Gorb EV, Gorb SN.

Beilstein J Nanotechnol. 2011;2:302-10. doi: 10.3762/bjnano.2.35. Epub 2011 Jun 16.


Slippery or sticky? Functional diversity in the trapping strategy of Nepenthes carnivorous plants.

Bonhomme V, Pelloux-Prayer H, Jousselin E, Forterre Y, Labat JJ, Gaume L.

New Phytol. 2011 Jul;191(2):545-54. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03696.x. Epub 2011 Mar 24.


With a flick of the lid: a novel trapping mechanism in Nepenthes gracilis pitcher plants.

Bauer U, Di Giusto B, Skepper J, Grafe TU, Federle W.

PLoS One. 2012;7(6):e38951. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038951. Epub 2012 Jun 13.


Capture mechanism in Palaeotropical pitcher plants (Nepenthaceae) is constrained by climate.

Moran JA, Gray LK, Clarke C, Chin L.

Ann Bot. 2013 Nov;112(7):1279-91. doi: 10.1093/aob/mct195. Epub 2013 Aug 23.


Form follows function: morphological diversification and alternative trapping strategies in carnivorous Nepenthes pitcher plants.

Bauer U, Clemente CJ, Renner T, Federle W.

J Evol Biol. 2012 Jan;25(1):90-102. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02406.x. Epub 2011 Oct 25.


Adaptive significance and ontogenetic variability of the waxy zone in Nepenthes rafflesiana.

Gaume L, Di Giusto B.

Ann Bot. 2009 Dec;104(7):1281-91. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcp238. Epub 2009 Oct 4.


'Insect aquaplaning' on a superhydrophilic hairy surface: how Heliamphora nutans Benth. pitcher plants capture prey.

Bauer U, Scharmann M, Skepper J, Federle W.

Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Dec 19;280(1753):20122569. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.2569. Print 2013 Feb 22.


Evidence for alternative trapping strategies in two forms of the pitcher plant, Nepenthes rafflesiana.

Bauer U, Grafe TU, Federle W.

J Exp Bot. 2011 Jun;62(10):3683-92. doi: 10.1093/jxb/err082. Epub 2011 Mar 31.


Structural analysis of wheat wax (Triticum aestivum, c.v. 'Naturastar' L.): from the molecular level to three dimensional crystals.

Koch K, Barthlott W, Koch S, Hommes A, Wandelt K, Mamdouh W, De-Feyter S, Broekmann P.

Planta. 2006 Jan;223(2):258-70. Epub 2005 Aug 25.


Contribution of pitcher fragrance and fluid viscosity to high prey diversity in a Nepenthes carnivorous plant from Borneo.

Giusto BD, Grosbois V, Fargeas E, Marshall DJ, Gaume L.

J Biosci. 2008 Mar;33(1):121-36.


The insect-trapping rim of Nepenthes pitchers: surface structure and function.

Bauer U, Federle W.

Plant Signal Behav. 2009 Nov;4(11):1019-23. Epub 2009 Nov 25. Review.


Oil adsorption ability of three-dimensional epicuticular wax coverages in plants.

Gorb EV, Hofmann P, Filippov AE, Gorb SN.

Sci Rep. 2017 Apr 3;7:45483. doi: 10.1038/srep45483.

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