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Published by Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in Bangi .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Chitin.,
  • Chitosan.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Statementedited by Mat B. Zakaria, Wan Mohamed Wan Muda, Md. Pauzi Abdullah.
SeriesCollection of working papers / Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia ;, 28, Kumpulan kertas kerja ... Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia ;, 28.
ContributionsMat B. Zakaria., Mohamed Wan Muda, Wan., Md. Pauzi Abdullah.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQP702.C5 C49 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination372 p. :
Number of Pages372
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL956159M
ISBN 109679423034
LC Control Number95940843
OCLC/WorldCa34549805

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