ILPLA   05424
INSTITUTO DE LIMNOLOGIA "DR. RAUL A. RINGUELET"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Ciliates (Protozoa) from dried sediments of a temporary pond from Argentina
Autor/es:
KUPPERS G. C.; CLAPS M. C.; LOPRETTO E. C.
Revista:
REVISTA MEXICANA DE BIODIVERSIDAD
Editorial:
INST BIOLOGIA
Referencias:
Lugar: MĂ©jico; Año: 2009 vol. 80 p. 581 - 581
ISSN:
1870-3453
Resumen:
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