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Published by Elsevier in Amsterdam, New York .
Written in English


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Other titlesJournal of molecular graphics & modelling (Online)
Statementedited by Leslie A. Kuhn and Michael F. Thorpe.
SeriesBiological modeling series
ContributionsKuhn, Leslie A., Thorpe, M. F.
LC ClassificationsQP551 .P695819 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination178 p. :
Number of Pages178
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3967463M
ISBN 100444508163
LC Control Number2001273443

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