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    Author(s): Olanrewaju Raji; Dragica Jeremic-Nikolic; Juliet D. Tang
    Date: 2017
    Source: In: Proceedings, American wood protection association annual meeting 2016. San Juan, PR: Vol. 112. 48-53.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Raji, Olanrewaju; Jeremic-Nikolic, Dragica; Tang, Juliet D. 2017. Diversity of Hindgut Bacterial Population in Subterranean Termite, Reticulitermes flavipes. In: Proceedings, American Wood Protection Association Annual Meeting 2016. San Juan, PR. 112. 48-53.


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