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Bacteria in their natural environments

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Published by Published for the Society for General Microbiology by Academic Press in London, Orlando .
Written in English


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  • Bacteria -- Ecology -- Congresses.,
  • Soil microbial ecology -- Congresses.,
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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Madilyn Fletcher, George D. Floodgate.
SeriesSpecial publications of the Society for General Microbiology ;, 16
ContributionsFletcher, Madilyn., Floodgate, George D., Society for General Microbiology. Ecology Group., Society for General Microbiology. Meeting
LC ClassificationsQR86 .B29 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 196 p. :
Number of Pages196
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2532741M
ISBN 100122605608
LC Control Number85013428

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