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Arif. M., Jan,MT., Khan, N.U., Khan, A., Khan,M.J., Munir, I., 2010. Effect of seed priming on growth parameters of soybean. Pak. J. Bot., 42 (4), 2803-2812.
Javaid, A., Anjum, T., 2006. Control of Parthenuim hysterophorus (L.) by aqueous extracts of allelopathic grasses. Pak. J. Bot., 38 (1), 139-145.
Oya, T., Neopmoceno, T.L., Neumaier, N., Farias, J.R.B., Tobita, S., 2004. Drought tolerance characteristics of Brazilian soybean cultivars. J. Plant Prod. Sci., 7, 129-137
Munir, M., 2002. Mononegaviruses of veterinary importance. Volume I: Pathobiology and molecular diagnosis: 1st edn. CABI, UK.
Narwal, S.S., 2004. Allelopathy in crop production.Scientific Publishers, Jodhapur, India.
Chapter in Edited Book
Gnanadurai, C.W., Lyon, D.C., Jackson, A. C., Fu, Z.F., 2014. Rabies Virus. p. 209-221. In: Munir, M (eds), Mononegaviruses of veterinary importance. Volume I: Pathobiology and molecular diagnosis, 2ndedn. CABI, UK.
Tanner, J.W., Hume, D.J., 1978. Soybean management and production. Chapter.6. p.157-217. In: A.G. Norman Soybean Physiology, Agronomy and Utilization Academic Press. New York.
Author, A., 2003. Thesis title with lower case initials to all words. PhD thesis, University, Town, Country.
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