Antimicrobial activity of synthetic all-D mastoparan M.

@article{Li2000AntimicrobialAO,
  title={Antimicrobial activity of synthetic all-D mastoparan M.},
  author={M L Li and Rui-Wen Liao and J W Qiu and Z J Wang and T M Wu},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  year={2000},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          203-8
        }
}
The structure and antimicrobial potential of wasp and hornet (Vespidae) mastoparans: A review
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