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Evaluation of Streptokinase Production Potential by Group C Streptococcal Strain H46A in Batch Culture and Bactericidal Effect of Hexyl Resorcinol,

Journal of Babol University of Medical Sciences (JBUMS) 01/2009; 11:13-19.
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