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Research Article

The Pitcher Plant Sarracenia purpurea Can Directly Acquire Organic Nitrogen and Short-Circuit the Inorganic Nitrogen Cycle

  • Jim D. Karagatzides,

    Affiliation: Harvard University, Harvard Forest, Petersham, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jessica L. Butler,

    Affiliation: Harvard University, Harvard Forest, Petersham, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Aaron M. Ellison mail

    aellison@fas.harvard.edu

    Affiliation: Harvard University, Harvard Forest, Petersham, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: July 07, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006164

About the Authors

Jim D. Karagatzides, Jessica L. Butler, Aaron M. Ellison
Harvard University, Harvard Forest, Petersham, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: aellison@fas.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JDK JLB AME. Performed the experiments: JDK. Analyzed the data: JDK AME. Wrote the paper: JDK JLB AME.