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The Continuity of the Protoplasm Through the Walls of Vegetable Cells

Nature volume 30, pages 182183 | Download Citation



AMONG the numerous generalisations of modern botany there are perhaps few that promise to have more important consequences than the recent statements to the effect that the protoplasmic contents of the cells of plants are not entirely shut off from one another by the cell-walls, but that arrangements exist of such a kind that more or less delicate strands of protoplasm pass through from one cell to another, piercing the cell-walls either at numerous points at certain thinner spots, or simply here and there.

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