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This means that each week, a wide range of images, sound and movie files and other resources enter the scientific literature and the public domain. Although we often blog about papers which have picked up a lot of media coverage, we want to highlight some of the other content we publish—specifically, by selecting interesting images, videos and audio files from recently published papers.
For our first featured image, we have chosen Figure 1 from the article, The Pitcher Plant Sarracenia purpurea Can Directly Acquire Organic Nitrogen and Short-Circuit the Inorganic Nitrogen Cycle, by Jim D. Karagatzides, Jessica L. Butler and Aaron M. Ellison. In the article, the authors discuss the modes of nitrogen usage by a common carnivorous plant (the purple pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea) in North America.
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