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Name: Characteristics and Traits
ID: m44478
Language: English (en)
Subject: Science and Technology
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: Cnx Biology (, OpenStax College (

Latest version: 1.1 (history)
First publication date: Aug 23, 2012 11:15 am -0500
Last revision to module: Aug 28, 2012 3:40 pm -0500


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Version: 1.5 Feb 24, 2014 4:17 pm -0600 by Cnx Biology
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Version: 1.4 Jun 26, 2013 10:35 am -0500 by Cnx Biology
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Version: 1.3 Apr 10, 2013 1:00 pm -0500 by Cnx Biology
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