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Applying allometric theory to fungi. / Aguilar-Trigueros, Carlos A (Corresponding author); Rillig, Matthias C; Crowther, Thomas W.

In: ISME Journal, Vol. 11, No. 10, 10.2017, p. 2175-2180.

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Aguilar-Trigueros, CA, Rillig, MC & Crowther, TW 2017, 'Applying allometric theory to fungi' ISME Journal, vol. 11, no. 10, pp. 2175-2180. https://doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2017.86

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Aguilar-Trigueros, C. A., Rillig, M. C., & Crowther, T. W. (2017). Applying allometric theory to fungi. ISME Journal, 11(10), 2175-2180. https://doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2017.86

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Aguilar-Trigueros CA, Rillig MC, Crowther TW. Applying allometric theory to fungi. ISME Journal. 2017 Oct;11(10):2175-2180. https://doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2017.86

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Aguilar-Trigueros, Carlos A ; Rillig, Matthias C ; Crowther, Thomas W. / Applying allometric theory to fungi. In: ISME Journal. 2017 ; Vol. 11, No. 10. pp. 2175-2180.

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