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Volume 2010, Article ID 480492, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/480492
Review Article

Two Major Archaeal Pseudomurein Endoisopeptidases: PeiW and PeiP

1Department of Molecular Genetics, GBB, University of Groningen, Kerklaan 30, 9751 NN Haren, The Netherlands
2Laboratory of Biophysical Chemistry, GBB, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands

Received 30 June 2010; Accepted 8 October 2010

Academic Editor: William B. Whitman

Copyright © 2010 Ganesh Ram R. Visweswaran et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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