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Monsters, microbiology and mathematics: the epidemiology of a zombie apocaplypse

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Monsters, microbiology and mathematics : the epidemiology of a zombie apocaplypse. / Verran, J.; Crossley, M.; Carolan, K.; Jacobs, Naomi; Amos, Martyn.

In: Journal of Biological Education, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2014, p. 98-104.

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Verran, J, Crossley, M, Carolan, K, Jacobs, N & Amos, M 2014, 'Monsters, microbiology and mathematics: the epidemiology of a zombie apocaplypse', Journal of Biological Education, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 98-104. https://doi.org/10.1080/00219266.2013.849283

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Verran, J., Crossley, M., Carolan, K., Jacobs, N., & Amos, M. (2014). Monsters, microbiology and mathematics: the epidemiology of a zombie apocaplypse. Journal of Biological Education, 48(2), 98-104. https://doi.org/10.1080/00219266.2013.849283

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Verran J, Crossley M, Carolan K, Jacobs N, Amos M. Monsters, microbiology and mathematics: the epidemiology of a zombie apocaplypse. Journal of Biological Education. 2014;48(2):98-104. https://doi.org/10.1080/00219266.2013.849283

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Verran, J. ; Crossley, M. ; Carolan, K. ; Jacobs, Naomi ; Amos, Martyn. / Monsters, microbiology and mathematics : the epidemiology of a zombie apocaplypse. In: Journal of Biological Education. 2014 ; Vol. 48, No. 2. pp. 98-104.

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