Female copulation song is modulated by seminal fluid

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Female copulation song is modulated by seminal fluid. / Kerwin, Peter; Yuan, Jiasheng; von Philipsborn, Anne C.

I: Nature Communications, Bind 11, Nr. 1, 1430, 03.2020, s. 1430.

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Kerwin, Peter ; Yuan, Jiasheng ; von Philipsborn, Anne C. / Female copulation song is modulated by seminal fluid. I: Nature Communications. 2020 ; Bind 11, Nr. 1. s. 1430.

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