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ISRN Molecular Biology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 481539, 8 pages
Structural Modeling and Analysis of Pregnancy-Associated Glycoprotein-1 of Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis)
Division of Animal Reproduction, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Uttar Pradesh, Bareilly 243122, India
Received 27 September 2011; Accepted 19 October 2011
Academic Editor: G. V. Gursky
Copyright © 2012 Jerome Andonissamy 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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