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Research article
12 Jul 2011
Research article |  | 12 Jul 2011

Microbial food webs and metabolic state across oligotrophic waters of the Mediterranean Sea during summer

U. Christaki, F. Van Wambeke, D. Lefevre, A. Lagaria, L. Prieur, M. Pujo-Pay, J.-D. Grattepanche, J. Colombet, S. Psarra, J. R. Dolan, T. Sime-Ngando, P. Conan, M. G. Weinbauer, and T. Moutin

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