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The use of stereological methods in the histomorphometric assessment of bone for age-at-death estimation

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The use of stereological methods in the histomorphometric assessment of bone for age-at-death estimation. / Botha, D.; Bhagwandin, A.; Lynnerup, N.; Steyn, M.

I: Forensic Science International, Bind 290, 01.09.2018, s. 353.e1-353.e7.

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Botha, D, Bhagwandin, A, Lynnerup, N & Steyn, M 2018, 'The use of stereological methods in the histomorphometric assessment of bone for age-at-death estimation', Forensic Science International, bind 290, s. 353.e1-353.e7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.06.025

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Botha, D., Bhagwandin, A., Lynnerup, N., & Steyn, M. (2018). The use of stereological methods in the histomorphometric assessment of bone for age-at-death estimation. Forensic Science International, 290, 353.e1-353.e7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.06.025

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Botha D, Bhagwandin A, Lynnerup N, Steyn M. The use of stereological methods in the histomorphometric assessment of bone for age-at-death estimation. Forensic Science International. 2018 sep 1;290:353.e1-353.e7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.06.025

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Botha, D. ; Bhagwandin, A. ; Lynnerup, N. ; Steyn, M. / The use of stereological methods in the histomorphometric assessment of bone for age-at-death estimation. I: Forensic Science International. 2018 ; Bind 290. s. 353.e1-353.e7.

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