Fetal lung development in the elephant reflects the adaptations required for snorkeling in adult life

@article{West2003FetalLD,
  title={Fetal lung development in the elephant reflects the adaptations required for snorkeling in adult life},
  author={John B West and Zhenxing Fu and Ann P. Gaeth and Roger Valentine Short},
  journal={Respiratory Physiology \& Neurobiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={138},
  pages={325-333}
}
  • J. West, Z. Fu, R. Short
  • Published 14 November 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
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