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    <pre class="moz-signature" cols="72">-- 
Gil Nelson, PhD
Research Faculty
iDigBio Steering Committee
Integrated Digitized Biocollections
Institute for Digital Information and Scientific Communication
College of Communication and Information

Courtesy Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium
Florida State University
<a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:gnelson@bio.fsu.edu">gnelson@bio.fsu.edu</a></pre>
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