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MATTHEWS RE. 1982. Classification and nomenclature of viruses. Intervirology 17:1-199. WANG H, STADEN JV. 2001. Establishment of in vitro cultures of tree peonies. South Afric J Bot 57:358-361.
HAFEZ ES. 1993. Reproduction in Farm Animals. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger. 733 p.
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SCHUBERT S. 1995. Proton release by roots. In: Singh BB, Mengel K, editors. Physiology and Biochemistry of Plants. New Delhi: Panama Publishing Corp. p. 97-119.
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ILAGAN YA. 1996. Analysis of Genetic Variation in Strains of Pseudomonas solanacearum E.F. Smith. [PhD dissertation]. College, Laguna, Philippines: University of the Philippines Los Baños. 212 p. (Available at the UPLB Library)
Paper from a Proceedings
PANTASTICO EB, MENDOZA DB. 1988. Climatic constraints to rice production in the Philippines. In: Cardenas A, editor. Climate and Rice Production. Proceedings of a Symposium on the Agrometeorology of the Rice Crop at the 27th meeting of the World Meteorological Organization; 1987 April 8-14; Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines: International Rice Research Institute. p. 107-119.
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