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Fungi and the Rise of Mammals

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Fungi and the Rise of Mammals

Arturo Casadevall. PLoS Pathog.

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The author has declared that no competing interests exist.

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This work was not supported by any specific funding. AC is the recipient of NIH awards. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript.
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