Details

Title

Activity and functional diversity of microbial communities in long-term hydrocarbon and heavy metal contaminated soils

Journal title

Archives of Environmental Protection

Yearbook

2016

Numer

No 4

Publication authors

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne

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Publisher

Polish Academy of Sciences

Date

2016

Identifier

ISSN 2083-4772 ; eISSN 2083-4810

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DOI

10.1515/aep-2016-0041

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