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Russian Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 51, No. 6, 2004, p. 857. Translated from Fiziologiya Rastenii, Vol. 51, No. 6, 2004, pp. 952–953.
Original Russian Text Copyright © 2004 by the Editorial Board.
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