Biodegradation of s-triazine xenobiotics

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COOK, Alasdair M., 1987. Biodegradation of s-triazine xenobiotics. In: FEMS Microbiology Reviews. 46(2), pp. 93-116. eISSN 1574-6968. Available under: doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.1987.tb02454.x

@article{Cook1987Biode-6885, title={Biodegradation of s-triazine xenobiotics}, year={1987}, doi={10.1111/j.1574-6968.1987.tb02454.x}, number={2}, volume={46}, journal={FEMS Microbiology Reviews}, pages={93--116}, author={Cook, Alasdair M.} }

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