Introduction to carbohydrate biochemistry.
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Published by University Tutorial Press in London .
Written in English


  • Carbohydrates.,
  • Carbohydrates.

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Includes bibliographies.

StatementWith a foreword by Sir F. G. Hopkins.
LC ClassificationsQB321 .B
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 107 p.
Number of Pages107
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18099221M
LC Control Number50006111

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