Worm Breeder's Gazette 14(2): 8 (February 1, 1996)
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|1||Dept. of Biology, Nelson Labs, Rutgers University, Piscataway NJ 08855|
|2||Dept. of Biology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23187|
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