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International Journal of Microbiology
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 418595, 5 pages
Research Article

Inhibitory Effect of Gamma-Irradiated Chitosan on the Growth of Denitrifiers

1New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe), Tohoku University, Aoba 6-6-20, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8579, Japan
2Graduate School of Engineering, Gunma University, 1-5-1 Tenjin-cho, Kiryu, Gunma 376-8515, Japan

Received 6 August 2009; Revised 20 November 2009; Accepted 26 December 2009

Academic Editor: Thomas L. Kieft

Copyright © 2009 Javier Vilcáez and Tomohide Watanabe. 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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