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Published by American Society for Microbiology in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementJames A. Roth, editor.
ContributionsRoth, James A., International Symposium on Virulence Mechanisms of Veterinary Bacterial Pathogens (1987 : Ames, Iowa)
LC ClassificationsQR175 .V57 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 390 p. :
Number of Pages390
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2400673M
ISBN 100914826999
LC Control Number87030833

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