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ISRN Analytical Chemistry
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 374678, 9 pages
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Comparative Phytochemical Analyses of Resins of Boswellia Species (B. papyrifera (Del.) Hochst., B. neglecta S. Moore, and B. rivae Engl.) from Northwestern, Southern, and Southeastern Ethiopia

1Department of Chemistry, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Haramaya University, P.O. Box 138, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
2Centre for International Forestry Research, Ethiopia Office, P.O. Box 5689, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Received 2 September 2013; Accepted 11 November 2013; Published 13 February 2014

Academic Editors: A. Bouklouze, A. Garcia Asuero, and R. N. Rao

Copyright © 2014 Deribachew Bekana 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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