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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 936202, 13 pages
Research Article

Oversimplification and Overstandardization in Biological Methods: Sperm Bioassays in Ecotoxicology as a Case of Study and a Proposal for Their Reformulation

Grupo de Reciclado e Valorización de Materiais Residuais (REVAL), Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas (CSIC), r/Eduardo Cabello 6, Vigo, 36208 Galicia, Spain

Received 23 August 2013; Accepted 27 October 2013; Published 6 February 2014

Academic Editors: L. Bonaccorsi and S. Nishizuka

Copyright © 2014 M. A. Murado and M. A. Prieto. 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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