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In: Current Biology, Vol. 20, No. 23, 07.12.2010, p. R1032-R1039.

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Seed A, Byrne R. Animal tool-use. Current Biology. 2010 Dec 7;20(23):R1032-R1039. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2010.09.042

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Seed, Amanda ; Byrne, Richard. / Animal tool-use. In: Current Biology. 2010 ; Vol. 20, No. 23. pp. R1032-R1039.

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