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How delivery mode and feeding can shape the bacterial community in the infant gut

Canadian Medical Association Journal (Impact Factor: 5.96). 02/2013; 185(5). DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.130147
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Available from: Se Jin Song, Nov 11, 2014
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