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A synthetic replicator drives a propagating reaction-diffusion front. / Bottero, Ilaria; Huck, Juergen; Kosikova, Tamara; Philp, Douglas.

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 138, No. 21, 01.06.2016, p. 6723-6726.

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Bottero, I, Huck, J, Kosikova, T & Philp, D 2016, 'A synthetic replicator drives a propagating reaction-diffusion front', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 138, no. 21, pp. 6723-6726. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.6b03372

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Bottero, I., Huck, J., Kosikova, T., & Philp, D. (2016). A synthetic replicator drives a propagating reaction-diffusion front. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(21), 6723-6726. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.6b03372

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Bottero I, Huck J, Kosikova T, Philp D. A synthetic replicator drives a propagating reaction-diffusion front. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2016 Jun 1;138(21):6723-6726. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.6b03372

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Bottero, Ilaria ; Huck, Juergen ; Kosikova, Tamara ; Philp, Douglas. / A synthetic replicator drives a propagating reaction-diffusion front. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2016 ; Vol. 138, No. 21. pp. 6723-6726.

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