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Digestive activities of carnivorous plants
MATERIALS AND METHODS
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acidophila activity agar agar Medium alkaline ammonia anaerobic August 12 bacteria from pitcher Balsam Lake broth Buchanan and Gibbons carnivorous plants Characterizations and identifications chitin coliforms common heterotrophic bacteria Cytophaga detected digestion of insects dilution disc enrichments Enterobacter enterobacteria entrapped Enumerations and isolations enzymes faecalis flava flies fluid samples collected gelatin glands glucose Gram stain gram-negative gram-positive Gram-positive cells growth Hepburn and Jones heterotrophic high numbers Hope Lake Hope Lake bog hydrolysis incubated at 30 inoculated insect digestion July 16 laboratory larvae leaf liquefaciens low numbers method microbial moss nitrogen fixation nitrogen-fixing noted nutrient observed pH readings Photograph photosynthetic bacteria pitcher cavity pitcher fluid samples pitcher leaves pitcher plants present study protease protein proteolysis proteolytic proteolytic bacteria Pseudomonas rods samples of pitcher Sarracenia purpurea Section Serratia species sterile substrate summarized on Table tested total plate counts tubes type numbers Wherry Yeast extract zone