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Kluber, Laurel A., Johnston, Eric R., Allen, Samantha A., Hendershot, J. Nicholas, Hanson, Paul J., Schadt, Christopher W., and Kang, ed., Hojeong. Constraints on microbial communities, decomposition and methane production in deep peat deposits. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0223744.
Kluber, Laurel A., Johnston, Eric R., Allen, Samantha A., Hendershot, J. Nicholas, Hanson, Paul J., Schadt, Christopher W., & Kang, ed., Hojeong. Constraints on microbial communities, decomposition and methane production in deep peat deposits. United States. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0223744.
Kluber, Laurel A., Johnston, Eric R., Allen, Samantha A., Hendershot, J. Nicholas, Hanson, Paul J., Schadt, Christopher W., and Kang, ed., Hojeong. Thu . "Constraints on microbial communities, decomposition and methane production in deep peat deposits". United States. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0223744.
title = {Constraints on microbial communities, decomposition and methane production in deep peat deposits},
author = {Kluber, Laurel A. and Johnston, Eric R. and Allen, Samantha A. and Hendershot, J. Nicholas and Hanson, Paul J. and Schadt, Christopher W. and Kang, ed., Hojeong},
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year = {2020},
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