The Effect of Polychlorinated Biphenyls on the Song of Two Passerine Species
Publication Date
September 18, 2013
Journal
PLOS ONE
Authors
Sara De Leon, Rayko Halitschke, Ralph S. Hames, André Kessler, et al
Volume
8
Issue
9
Pages
e73471
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https://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0073471
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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0073471
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24058475
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3776824
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000324695900014
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84884223533
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http://www.mendeley.com/research/effect-polychlorinated-biphenyls-song-two-passerine-species
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