African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12210

Full Length Research Paper

The influence of potassium dichromate on growth and survival of the vermicomposting earthworm Eisenia foetida

Martha Angelica Ramirez Tabche
  • Martha Angelica Ramirez Tabche
  • Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional – Unidad Irapuato. CP. 36821 Irapuato, Gto., México.
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Juan Jose Pena Cabriales
  • Juan Jose Pena Cabriales
  • Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional – Unidad Irapuato. CP. 36821 Irapuato, Gto., México.
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Maria Maldonado Vega
  • Maria Maldonado Vega
  • Dirección de Planeación, Enseñanza e Investigación del Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad del Bajío. CP. 37660 León, Gto., México.
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Jose Antonio Vera-Nunez
  • Jose Antonio Vera-Nunez
  • Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional – Unidad Irapuato. CP. 36821 Irapuato, Gto., México.
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  •  Received: 29 March 2016
  •  Accepted: 26 October 2016
  •  Published: 17 May 2017

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