Phenol-oxidizing laccases from the termite gut.

@article{Coy2010PhenoloxidizingLF,
  title={Phenol-oxidizing laccases from the termite gut.},
  author={M. Coy and T. Salem and J. Denton and E. Kovaleva and Z. Liu and D. Barber and J. Campbell and D. C. Davis and G. Buchman and D. Boucias and M. Scharf},
  journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 10},
  pages={
          723-32
        }
}
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