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Chemical Responses to the Biotic and Abiotic Environment by Early Diverging Metazoans Revealed in the Post-Genomic Age. / Okamura, Beth; Long, Paul F.; Mydlarz, Laura D.

In: INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, Vol. 59, No. 4, 01.10.2019, p. 731-738.

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Okamura, B, Long, PF & Mydlarz, LD 2019, 'Chemical Responses to the Biotic and Abiotic Environment by Early Diverging Metazoans Revealed in the Post-Genomic Age', INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 731-738. https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icz125

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Okamura, B., Long, P. F., & Mydlarz, L. D. (2019). Chemical Responses to the Biotic and Abiotic Environment by Early Diverging Metazoans Revealed in the Post-Genomic Age. INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, 59(4), 731-738. https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icz125

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Okamura B, Long PF, Mydlarz LD. Chemical Responses to the Biotic and Abiotic Environment by Early Diverging Metazoans Revealed in the Post-Genomic Age. INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY. 2019 Oct 1;59(4):731-738. https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icz125

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Okamura, Beth ; Long, Paul F. ; Mydlarz, Laura D. / Chemical Responses to the Biotic and Abiotic Environment by Early Diverging Metazoans Revealed in the Post-Genomic Age. In: INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY. 2019 ; Vol. 59, No. 4. pp. 731-738.

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