Which is the best description of the mechanism by which the Venus flytrap senses and captures an insect?

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The insect's movement triggers a receptor hair cell that causes the release of a hormone. The hormone causes cells at the base of the leaf to swell and the leaf to rapidly shut.

The insect's movement triggers a receptor hair cell that causes an action potential. The action potential causes cells at the base of the leaf to swell and the leaf to rapidly shut.

The plant uses chemical sensors that "taste" the insect. This triggers the release of a hormone that causes cells at the base of the leaf to swell and the leaf to rapidly shut.

The plant uses chemical sensors that "taste" the insect. This triggers an action potential that causes cells at the base of the leaf to swell and the leaf to rapidly shut.

 

asked Dec 31, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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The insect's movement triggers a receptor hair cell that causes an action potential. The action potential causes cells at the base of the leaf to swell and the leaf to rapidly shut.

 

answered Dec 31, 2012 by anonymous



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