By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Life Sciences, Ocean Studies Board, Committee on Marine Biotechnology: Biomedical Applications of Marine Natural Products
Document from the Committee on Marine Biotechnology discussing the biomedical functions of marine usual items. Softcover.
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MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Life Sciences, Ocean Studies Board, Committee on Marine Biotechnology: Biomedical Applications of Marine Natural Products