Microbial Glycobiology: Structures, Relevance and Applications

English | 1036 pages | Academic Press; 1 edition (October 1, 2009) | 0123745462 | PDF | 16.72 Mb

This book presents in an easy-to-read format a summary of the important central aspects of microbial glycobiology, i.e. the study of carbohydrates as related to the biology of microorganisms. Microbial glycobiology represents a multidisciplinary and emerging area with implications for a range of basic and applied research fields, as well as having industrial, medical and biotechnological implications.

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