Post-Viking Microbiology: New Approaches, New Data, New Insights

@article{Nealson2004PostVikingMN,
  title={Post-Viking Microbiology: New Approaches, New Data, New Insights},
  author={Kenneth H. Nealson},
  journal={Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere},
  year={2004},
  volume={29},
  pages={73-93}
}
  • K. Nealson
  • Published 2004
  • Environmental Science
  • Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere
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