Nestedness across biological scales

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CANTOR, Mauricio, Mathias M. PIRES, Flavia M. D. MARQUITTI, Rafael L. G. RAIMUNDO, Esther SEBASTIÁN-GONZÁLEZ, Patricia P. COLTRI, S. Ivan PEREZ, Diego R. BARNECHE, Débora Y. C. BRANDT, Kelly NUNES, 2017. Nestedness across biological scales. In: PloS one. Public Library of Science (PLoS). 12(2), e0171691. eISSN 1932-6203. Available under: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171691

@article{Cantor2017Neste-50382, title={Nestedness across biological scales}, year={2017}, doi={10.1371/journal.pone.0171691}, number={2}, volume={12}, journal={PloS one}, author={Cantor, Mauricio and Pires, Mathias M. and Marquitti, Flavia M. D. and Raimundo, Rafael L. G. and Sebastián-González, Esther and Coltri, Patricia P. and Perez, S. Ivan and Barneche, Diego R. and Brandt, Débora Y. C. and Nunes, Kelly}, note={Article Number: e0171691} }

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