Structure and molecular evolutionary analysis of a plant cytochrome c gene: Surprising implications forArabidopsis thaliana

@article{Kemmerer2005StructureAM,
  title={Structure and molecular evolutionary analysis of a plant cytochrome c gene: Surprising implications forArabidopsis thaliana},
  author={Elizabeth C. Kemmerer and Ming Lei and Ray J. Wu},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={2005},
  volume={33},
  pages={204}
}
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