Naked mole-rat

@article{Griffin2008NakedM,
  title={Naked mole-rat},
  author={Ashleigh S. Griffin},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={R844-R845}
}
  • A. Griffin
  • Published 23 September 2008
  • Biology
  • Current Biology

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