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<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <alltransclusions atcontinue="Provenance" />
      <t ns="10" title="Template:External Reference Repeater" />
      <t ns="10" title="Template:External References" />
      <t ns="10" title="Template:Gene Ontology Reference Repeater" />
      <t ns="10" title="Template:Gene Synonym Repeater" />
      <t ns="10" title="Template:Gene Synonyms" />
      <t ns="10" title="Template:Ontological References" />
      <t ns="10" title="Template:Ontology Result Format" />
      <t ns="10" title="Template:Ontology Result Format Footer" />
      <t ns="10" title="Template:Ontology Result Format Header" />
      <t ns="10" title="Template:Plant Ontology Reference Repeater" />