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Evidence of Melanoma in Wild Marine Fish Populations

  • Michael Sweet mail,

    michael.sweet@ncl.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Coral Health and Disease Laboratory, School of Biology, Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Nigel Kirkham,

    Affiliation: Cellular Pathology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Mark Bendall,

    Affiliation: Coral Health and Disease Laboratory, School of Biology, Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Leanne Currey,

    Affiliation: AIMS@JCU, Australian Institute of Marine Science, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Fishing and Fisheries Research Centre, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

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  • John Bythell,

    Affiliations: Coral Health and Disease Laboratory, School of Biology, Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, Research Office, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

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  • Michelle Heupel

    Affiliations: Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Australia, Fishing and Fisheries Research Centre, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

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  • Published: August 01, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041989

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Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 06 Aug 2012 at 20:32 GMT

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 10 Aug 2012 at 21:54 GMT

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RE: RE: RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

Mike_Sweet replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 05 Sep 2012 at 17:00 GMT

Melanoma: something fishy? : Article : Nature Reviews Cancer

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