Light Micrograph of Utricularia gibba (image) University at Buffalo Share Print E-Mail Caption This is the light micrograph of the bladder of the carnivorous bladderwort plant, Utricularia gibba. A new study finds that U. gibba has a remarkable genome for a complex organism. Just 3 percent of U. gibba 's tiny genome is made from so-called "junk DNA," compared with about 98 percent of the human genome. The finding contradicts the notion that vast quantities of noncoding junk DNA are crucial for complex life. Credit Enrique Ibarra-Laclette and Claudia Anahí Pérez-Torres Usage Restrictions This image may only be used in conjunction with news reports covering the research highlighted in the associated press release. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.