The structure and function of enzymes
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Published by W. A. Benjamin in New York .
Written in English


  • Enzymes.

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Includes bibliographies.

Statement[by] Sidney A. Bernhard.
SeriesBiology teaching monograph series
LC ClassificationsQP601 .B397
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 324 p.
Number of Pages324
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5541598M
LC Control Number67019434

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