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BG | Volume 15, issue 21
Biogeosciences, 15, 6481–6501, 2018
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Biogeosciences, 15, 6481–6501, 2018
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 06 Nov 2018

Research article | 06 Nov 2018

Intact polar lipids in the water column of the eastern tropical North Pacific: abundance and structural variety of non-phosphorus lipids

Florence Schubotz et al.

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