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Environmental influences and recognition in enzyme chemistry

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Published by VCH Publishers in New York, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Enzymes.,
  • Enzyme kinetics.,
  • Molecular association.

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Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementedited by Joel F, Liebman, Arthur Greenberg.
SeriesMolecular structure and energetics ;, v. 10
ContributionsLiebman, Joel F., Greenberg, Arthur.
LC ClassificationsQD461 .M629 vol. 10, QP601 .M629 vol. 10
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 349 p. :
Number of Pages349
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2042465M
ISBN 100895737078
LC Control Number88019228

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