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Juniperus communis

  • T. K. Lim
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Abstract

This is the most widespread conifer in the world, native to temperate Eurasia, and North America north of Mexico, from 30°N latitude, occupying an extraordinary range of habitats up in the northern hemisphere to the margin of the Arctic.

Keywords

Micrococcus Luteus Klebsiella Oxytoca Geranyl Acetate Juniperus Communis Linoleic Acid Emulsion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CanberraAustralia

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