Transport across biological membranes by M. HoМ€fer

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Published by PitmanAdvanced Publishing Program in Boston, London .

Written in English

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  • Biological transport.,
  • Cell membranes.

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StatementM. Höfer ; translated by J.G. Hoggett.
SeriesThe Pitman international series in cellular and developmental biology
LC ClassificationsQH509
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii,184p. :
Number of Pages184
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Open LibraryOL22322736M
ISBN 100273084801

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