Sulfonates and Organotrophic Sulfite Metabolism

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COOK, Alasdair M., Theo H. M. SMITS, Karin DENGER, 2007. Sulfonates and Organotrophic Sulfite Metabolism. In: DAHL, C., ed. and others. Microbial Sulfur Metabolism. Berlin:Springer, pp. 170-183

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