Production of fine chemicals by (bio)transformation of agro-food by-products and wastes

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Production of fine chemicals by (bio)transformation of agro-food by-products and wastes. / Molinari, Francesco; Romano, Diego; Villa, Raffaella; Clark, James.

Comprehensive Biotechnology. Elsevier, 2019. p. 491-500.

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Molinari, F, Romano, D, Villa, R & Clark, J 2019, Production of fine chemicals by (bio)transformation of agro-food by-products and wastes. in Comprehensive Biotechnology. Elsevier, pp. 491-500. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-64046-8.00376-1

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Molinari, F., Romano, D., Villa, R., & Clark, J. (2019). Production of fine chemicals by (bio)transformation of agro-food by-products and wastes. In Comprehensive Biotechnology (pp. 491-500). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-64046-8.00376-1

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Molinari F, Romano D, Villa R, Clark J. Production of fine chemicals by (bio)transformation of agro-food by-products and wastes. In Comprehensive Biotechnology. Elsevier. 2019. p. 491-500 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-64046-8.00376-1

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Molinari, Francesco ; Romano, Diego ; Villa, Raffaella ; Clark, James. / Production of fine chemicals by (bio)transformation of agro-food by-products and wastes. Comprehensive Biotechnology. Elsevier, 2019. pp. 491-500

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