Electron microscopy in microbiology
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Electron microscopy in microbiology

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Published by Academic Press in London, Orlando, Fla .
Written in English


  • Electron microscopy,
  • Molecular biology

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Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementedited by F. Mayer.
SeriesMethods in microbiology -- v. 20
ContributionsMayer, Frank.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 431 p. :
Number of Pages431
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14487551M
ISBN 100125215206

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