Clonal integration in Ranunculus reptans : by-product or adaptation?

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VAN KLEUNEN, Mark, Markus FISCHER, Bernhard SCHMID, 2000. Clonal integration in Ranunculus reptans : by-product or adaptation?. In: Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 13(2), pp. 237-248. ISSN 1010-061X. Available under: doi: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.2000.00161.x

@article{vanKleunen2000Clona-12565, title={Clonal integration in Ranunculus reptans : by-product or adaptation?}, year={2000}, doi={10.1046/j.1420-9101.2000.00161.x}, number={2}, volume={13}, issn={1010-061X}, journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology}, pages={237--248}, author={van Kleunen, Mark and Fischer, Markus and Schmid, Bernhard} }

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