Isolation of Streptococcus thoraltensis from rabbit faeces

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Isolation of Streptococcus thoraltensis from rabbit faeces. / McCartney, Christine A.; McEwan, Neil R.; Snelling, Tim J.; Borø, Stina; Worgan, Hilary.

In: Current Microbiology, Vol. 61, No. 4, 01.10.2010, p. 357-360.

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McCartney, CA, McEwan, NR, Snelling, TJ, Borø, S & Worgan, H 2010, 'Isolation of Streptococcus thoraltensis from rabbit faeces', Current Microbiology, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 357-360. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00284-010-9619-0

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McCartney, C. A., McEwan, N. R., Snelling, T. J., Borø, S., & Worgan, H. (2010). Isolation of Streptococcus thoraltensis from rabbit faeces. Current Microbiology, 61(4), 357-360. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00284-010-9619-0

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McCartney CA, McEwan NR, Snelling TJ, Borø S, Worgan H. Isolation of Streptococcus thoraltensis from rabbit faeces. Current Microbiology. 2010 Oct 1;61(4):357-360. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00284-010-9619-0

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McCartney, Christine A. ; McEwan, Neil R. ; Snelling, Tim J. ; Borø, Stina ; Worgan, Hilary. / Isolation of Streptococcus thoraltensis from rabbit faeces. In: Current Microbiology. 2010 ; Vol. 61, No. 4. pp. 357-360.

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