How Nature builds the pigments of life

  title={How Nature builds the pigments of life},
  author={A. Battersby},
  journal={Pure and Applied Chemistry},
  pages={1113 - 1122}
  • A. Battersby
  • Published 1993
  • Chemistry
  • Pure and Applied Chemistry
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