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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 168478, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/168478
Review Article

Ecto- and Endoparasitic Fungi on Ants from the Holarctic Region

1Ecology Unit and CREAF, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
2Botany Unit, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain

Received 19 August 2011; Accepted 25 September 2011

Academic Editor: Alain Lenoir

Copyright © 2012 Xavier Espadaler and Sergi Santamaria. 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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