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A genomic comparison of two termites with different social complexity

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A genomic comparison of two termites with different social complexity. / Korb, Judith; Thomas-Poulsen, Michael; Hu, Haofu; Li, Cai; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; Zhang, Guojie; Liebig, Jürgen.

I: Frontiers in Genetics, Bind 6, 9, 2015.

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Korb, J, Thomas-Poulsen, M, Hu, H, Li, C, Boomsma, JJ, Zhang, G & Liebig, J 2015, 'A genomic comparison of two termites with different social complexity', Frontiers in Genetics, bind 6, 9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2015.00009

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Korb, J., Thomas-Poulsen, M., Hu, H., Li, C., Boomsma, J. J., Zhang, G., & Liebig, J. (2015). A genomic comparison of two termites with different social complexity. Frontiers in Genetics, 6, [9]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2015.00009

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Korb J, Thomas-Poulsen M, Hu H, Li C, Boomsma JJ, Zhang G o.a. A genomic comparison of two termites with different social complexity. Frontiers in Genetics. 2015;6. 9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2015.00009

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Korb, Judith ; Thomas-Poulsen, Michael ; Hu, Haofu ; Li, Cai ; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan ; Zhang, Guojie ; Liebig, Jürgen. / A genomic comparison of two termites with different social complexity. I: Frontiers in Genetics. 2015 ; Bind 6.

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