Department of Microbiology, Jan Kochanowski University, Poland
Received date: January 24, 2013; Accepted date: January 25, 2013; Published date: January 28, 2013
Citation: Arabski M (2013) Laser Interferometric Method in the Measurement of Lipopolisaccharides Interactions with Antibacterial Compounds. Clin Microbial 2:e108. doi: 10.4172/2327-5073.1000e108
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