Microbiology: An Introduction - 12th Edition - by Gerard J. Tortora, Berdell R. Funke, Christine L. Case - ISBN 9780321929150
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Microbiology: An Introduction
12th Edition
Gerard J. Tortora, Berdell R. Funke, Christine L. Case
Publisher: PEARSON
ISBN: 9780321929150

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