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Proteins, enzymes, genes the interplay of chemistry and biology by Joseph S. Fruton

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven, CT .
Written in English


  • Biochemistry -- History,
  • Molecular biology -- History,
  • Proteins -- Research -- History,
  • Enzymes -- Research -- History,
  • Genes -- Research -- History

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 560-743) and indexes.

StatementJoseph S. Fruton.
LC ClassificationsQP511 .F783 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 783 p. ;
Number of Pages783
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL376926M
ISBN 100300076088
LC Control Number98038892

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