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Published by Akadémiai Kiadó in Budapest .
Written in English


  • Bacteria -- Physiology.,
  • Microbial lipids.,
  • Lipids -- Metabolism.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby L. Váczi. [Translated by L. Géder]
LC ClassificationsQR92.L5 V313
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p.
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5471754M
LC Control Number73174901

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