The genetics of a microbe-mineral interaction

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The genetics of a microbe-mineral interaction. / Van Houdt, Rob; Olsson-Francis, Karen; Leys, Natalie; Mergeay, Max; Cockell, Charles S.; Moors, Hugo (Peer reviewer).

In: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol. 73, No. 13 Supplement 1, 06.2009, p. 1372-1372.

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Van Houdt, R, Olsson-Francis, K, Leys, N, Mergeay, M, Cockell, CS & Moors, H 2009, 'The genetics of a microbe-mineral interaction', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 73, no. 13 Supplement 1, pp. 1372-1372. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2009.05.021

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Van Houdt, R., Olsson-Francis, K., Leys, N., Mergeay, M., Cockell, C. S., & Moors, H. (2009). The genetics of a microbe-mineral interaction. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73(13 Supplement 1), 1372-1372. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2009.05.021

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Van Houdt R, Olsson-Francis K, Leys N, Mergeay M, Cockell CS, Moors H. The genetics of a microbe-mineral interaction. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 2009 Jun;73(13 Supplement 1):1372-1372. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2009.05.021

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Van Houdt, Rob ; Olsson-Francis, Karen ; Leys, Natalie ; Mergeay, Max ; Cockell, Charles S. ; Moors, Hugo. / The genetics of a microbe-mineral interaction. In: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 2009 ; Vol. 73, No. 13 Supplement 1. pp. 1372-1372.

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