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Journal of Marine Biology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 519091, 14 pages
Research Article

Histological Examination of Precious Corals from the Ryukyu Archipelago

1Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, 424 Ishikawa Motobu-Cho, Okinawa 905-0206, Japan
2Sesoko Marine Laboratory, University of the Ryukyus, Sesoko Motobu-Cho, Okinawa 905-0206, Japan
3Transdisciplinary Research Organization for Subtropical Island Studies, University of the Ryukyus, 1 Senbaru, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan

Received 25 March 2012; Accepted 9 July 2012

Academic Editor: Garth L. Fletcher

Copyright © 2012 Masanori Nonaka 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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