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Ethics and amphibians

Nature volume 431, page 403 (23 September 2004) | Download Citation

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A statistical study shows convincingly that a technique for marking frogs in ecological field experiments compromises the results. Present practices need a rethink — and not only for practical reasons.

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  1. Robert M. May is in the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK. e-mail: robert.may@zoology.oxford.ac.uk

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