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International Journal of Zoology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 823970, 7 pages
Anurans as Intermediate and Paratenic Hosts of Helminth Infections in the Rainforest and Derived Savanna Biotopes of Southern Nigeria
Laboratory of Parasitology Research, Department of Animal and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Benin,
P.M.B. 1154, Benin City, Edo State 300001, Nigeria
Received 26 March 2012; Revised 17 June 2012; Accepted 18 July 2012
Academic Editor: Tobias Wang
Copyright © 2012 Abigail A. Imasuen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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