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Original Submission
8 Dec 2010 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
6 Jan 2011 Author responded Author comments - Christoffer Andersen
Resubmission - Version 5
6 Jan 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 5
14 Jan 2011 Editorially accepted
14 Jan 2011 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-12-14

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