Syntrophism among prokaryotes

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SCHINK, Bernhard, Alfons J. M. STAMS, 2013. Syntrophism among prokaryotes. In: ROSENBERG, Eugene, ed., Edward F. DELONG, ed., Stephen LORY, ed., Erko STACKEBRANDT, ed., Fabiano THOMPSON, ed.. The Prokaryotes. Berlin, Heidelberg:Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 471-493. ISBN 978-3-642-30122-3

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