Toxoplasma and toxoplasmosis
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Published by [International Laboratory for Zoonoses] in Taipei, Taiwan .
Written in English


  • Toxoplasmosis -- Bibliography.,
  • Toxoplasma -- Bibliography.

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Includes index.

Statementby E. Ryu.
SeriesChronological reference of zoonoses
LC ClassificationsZ6664.T6 R94, RC186.T75 R94
The Physical Object
Paginationv.<1> ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4450391M
LC Control Number79112693

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