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The secret of success


Flowering plants have expanded rapidly in Antarctica over the past 50 years. A study now reveals that an efficient way of acquiring nitrogen from protein-rich soils as they decompose has allowed these plants to take full advantage of a warming climate.

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Figure 1: Monitoring the expansion of flowering plants in the maritime Antarctic.



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Cannone, N. The secret of success. Nature Clim Change 1, 28–29 (2011).

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