Plasmids as secondary chromosomes

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Plasmids as secondary chromosomes. / Van Houdt, Rob; Mergeay, Max.

Molecular Life Sciences: An Encyclopedic Reference. Vol. 12 1. ed. Germany : Springer, 2012. p. 1-4.

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Van Houdt, R & Mergeay, M 2012, Plasmids as secondary chromosomes. in Molecular Life Sciences: An Encyclopedic Reference. 1 edn, vol. 12, Springer, Germany, pp. 1-4.

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Van Houdt, R., & Mergeay, M. (2012). Plasmids as secondary chromosomes. In Molecular Life Sciences: An Encyclopedic Reference (1 ed., Vol. 12, pp. 1-4). Springer.

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Van Houdt R, Mergeay M. Plasmids as secondary chromosomes. In Molecular Life Sciences: An Encyclopedic Reference. 1 ed. Vol. 12. Germany: Springer. 2012. p. 1-4

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Van Houdt, Rob ; Mergeay, Max. / Plasmids as secondary chromosomes. Molecular Life Sciences: An Encyclopedic Reference. Vol. 12 1. ed. Germany : Springer, 2012. pp. 1-4

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