Nitrate, bacteria and human health

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Nitrate, bacteria and human health. / Lundberg, JO; Weitzberg, E; Cole, Jeffrey; Benjamin, N.

In: Nature Reviews Microbiology, Vol. 2, 01.01.2004, p. 593-602.

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Lundberg, JO ; Weitzberg, E ; Cole, Jeffrey ; Benjamin, N. / Nitrate, bacteria and human health. In: Nature Reviews Microbiology. 2004 ; Vol. 2. pp. 593-602.

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