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Volume 2014, Article ID 219534, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/219534
Research Article

Microbiological Quality of Fresh Produce from Open Air Markets and Supermarkets in the Philippines

1Institute of Biology, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1101 Quezon City, Philippines
2Natural Sciences Research Institute, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1101 Quezon City, Philippines
3International Environmental Analysis and Education Center, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, 261 Cheomdan-Gwagiro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712, Republic of Korea

Received 11 January 2014; Revised 6 April 2014; Accepted 29 April 2014; Published 13 May 2014

Academic Editor: Heléne Norder

Copyright © 2014 Pierangeli G. Vital 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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