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Life under extreme energy limitation: a synthesis of laboratory- and field-based investigations

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Life under extreme energy limitation : a synthesis of laboratory- and field-based investigations. / Lever, Mark A; Rogers, Karyn L; Lloyd, Karen G; Overmann, Jörg; Schink, Bernhard; Thauer, Rudolf K; Hoehler, Tori M; Jørgensen, Bo Barker.

In: F E M S Microbiology Reviews, Vol. 39, No. 5, 20.05.2015, p. 688-728.

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Lever, MA, Rogers, KL, Lloyd, KG, Overmann, J, Schink, B, Thauer, RK, Hoehler, TM & Jørgensen, BB 2015, 'Life under extreme energy limitation: a synthesis of laboratory- and field-based investigations', F E M S Microbiology Reviews, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. 688-728. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsre/fuv020

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Lever, M. A., Rogers, K. L., Lloyd, K. G., Overmann, J., Schink, B., Thauer, R. K., Hoehler, T. M., & Jørgensen, B. B. (2015). Life under extreme energy limitation: a synthesis of laboratory- and field-based investigations. F E M S Microbiology Reviews, 39(5), 688-728. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsre/fuv020

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Lever MA, Rogers KL, Lloyd KG, Overmann J, Schink B, Thauer RK, Hoehler TM, Jørgensen BB. 2015. Life under extreme energy limitation: a synthesis of laboratory- and field-based investigations. F E M S Microbiology Reviews. 39(5):688-728. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsre/fuv020

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Lever MA, Rogers KL, Lloyd KG, Overmann J, Schink B, Thauer RK et al. Life under extreme energy limitation: a synthesis of laboratory- and field-based investigations. F E M S Microbiology Reviews. 2015 May 20;39(5):688-728. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsre/fuv020

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Lever, Mark A ; Rogers, Karyn L ; Lloyd, Karen G ; Overmann, Jörg ; Schink, Bernhard ; Thauer, Rudolf K ; Hoehler, Tori M ; Jørgensen, Bo Barker. / Life under extreme energy limitation : a synthesis of laboratory- and field-based investigations. In: F E M S Microbiology Reviews. 2015 ; Vol. 39, No. 5. pp. 688-728.

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RIS

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AU - Thauer, Rudolf K

AU - Hoehler, Tori M

AU - Jørgensen, Bo Barker

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