Competition and Allometry in Kochia scoparia

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Competition and Allometry in Kochia scoparia. / Weiner, Jacob; Fishman, Lila.

I: Annals of Botany, Bind 73, Nr. 3, 01.03.1994, s. 263-271.

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Weiner, J & Fishman, L 1994, 'Competition and Allometry in Kochia scoparia', Annals of Botany, bind 73, nr. 3, s. 263-271. https://doi.org/10.1006/anbo.1994.1031

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Weiner, J., & Fishman, L. (1994). Competition and Allometry in Kochia scoparia. Annals of Botany, 73(3), 263-271. https://doi.org/10.1006/anbo.1994.1031

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Weiner J, Fishman L. Competition and Allometry in Kochia scoparia. Annals of Botany. 1994 mar 1;73(3):263-271. https://doi.org/10.1006/anbo.1994.1031

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Weiner, Jacob ; Fishman, Lila. / Competition and Allometry in Kochia scoparia. I: Annals of Botany. 1994 ; Bind 73, Nr. 3. s. 263-271.

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