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International Journal of Biodiversity
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 516840, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/516840
Research Article

Analysis of Structure and Diversity of the Kilengwe Forest in the Morogoro Region, Tanzania

Department of Biological Sciences, Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE), P.O. Box 2329, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Received 3 September 2013; Accepted 14 November 2013; Published 23 January 2014

Academic Editor: James T. Anderson

Copyright © 2014 David Sylvester Kacholi. 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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