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A two-year survey to determine the incidence of a Mermithid nematode in mosquitoes in Louisiana.

@inproceedings{Petersen1971ATS,
  title={A two-year survey to determine the incidence of a Mermithid nematode in mosquitoes in Louisiana.},
  author={James J. Petersen and Osborne R. Willis},
  year={1971}
}
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