Retrons in bacteria

@article{Temin1989RetronsIB,
  title={Retrons in bacteria},
  author={Howard M. Temin},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1989},
  volume={339},
  pages={254-255}
}
  • H. Temin
  • Published 25 May 1989
  • Biology
  • Nature
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