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Defining the functional traits that drive bacterial decomposer community productivity

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Defining the functional traits that drive bacterial decomposer community productivity. / Evans, Rachael; Alessi, Anna; Bird, Susannah; McQueen Mason, Simon John; Bruce, Neil Charles; Brockhurst, Michael Alan.

In: The ISME Journal, Vol. 11, No. 7, 07.2017, p. 1680-1687.

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Evans, R, Alessi, A, Bird, S, McQueen Mason, SJ, Bruce, NC & Brockhurst, MA 2017, 'Defining the functional traits that drive bacterial decomposer community productivity', The ISME Journal, vol. 11, no. 7, pp. 1680-1687. https://doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2017.22

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Evans, R., Alessi, A., Bird, S., McQueen Mason, S. J., Bruce, N. C., & Brockhurst, M. A. (2017). Defining the functional traits that drive bacterial decomposer community productivity. The ISME Journal, 11(7), 1680-1687. https://doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2017.22

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Evans R, Alessi A, Bird S, McQueen Mason SJ, Bruce NC, Brockhurst MA. Defining the functional traits that drive bacterial decomposer community productivity. The ISME Journal. 2017 Jul;11(7):1680-1687. https://doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2017.22

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Evans, Rachael ; Alessi, Anna ; Bird, Susannah ; McQueen Mason, Simon John ; Bruce, Neil Charles ; Brockhurst, Michael Alan. / Defining the functional traits that drive bacterial decomposer community productivity. In: The ISME Journal. 2017 ; Vol. 11, No. 7. pp. 1680-1687.

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