Looking for an image? A recent upgrade to the journal site for Annals of Botany means that you can now access images from published papers without charge.
Image of contrasting bean genotypes, showing basal roots arising from distinct whorls. Image: Miguel et al. (2013)
That means that this month you can examine the roots of beans, or see where flowers pin pollen to bees.
Areas of pollen deposition (dots) on bees that visited Chamaecrista flexuosa flowers in an area of coastal vegetation in north-east Brazil. The species represented is Xylocopa (Neoxylocopa) cearensis. Image: Almeida et al. (2013).
The images aren’t just available as jpeg files. For example, if you want to include the tannosome (or anything else from the journal) in a talk you’re giving, you can download PowerPoint slides.
Schematic of the time course of differentiation of chloroplast with unstacking and inflation of grana thylakoids, their pearling into tannosomes, the encapsulation of tannosomes into shuttles with progressive filling, their journey through the cytosol and their final storage in the vacuole. Not to scale. Image: Brillouet et al. (2013). (Download as PowerPoint)
It’s also worth reminding people that a year after being published in the journal, it’s not just the images that are free – the whole paper is. We’re not the first journal to offer this service, but this is an important part of our ongoing commitment to open access to scientific information.