Newly Identified Nematodes from Mono Lake Exhibit Extreme Arsenic Resistance

@article{Shih2019NewlyIN,
  title={Newly Identified Nematodes from Mono Lake Exhibit Extreme Arsenic Resistance},
  author={Pei-Yin Shih and James Siho Lee and Ryoji Shinya and Natsumi Kanzaki and Andre Pires-daSilva and Jean M. Badroos and Elizabeth Goetz and Amir Sapir and Paul W. Sternberg},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2019},
  volume={29},
  pages={3339-3344.e4}
}
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