Nucleic Acids

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    SPECIALIST knowledge grows apace, though sometimes after great difficulty, along the paths of error and controversy, by the combined labours of many workers. This is particularly true of the chemistry of the nucleic acids, about which there are already two monographs by English and German authors, now supplemented by one from an American writer whose own researches in the field have been of prime importance. The plan adopted by Drs. Levene and Bass is to deal first with the components of the nucleic acids, then with the nucleosides and nucleo-tides, and finally with the nucleic acids and the enzymes which decompose them. In part the subject is treated in historical sequence: there are ample references and two indexes.

    Nucleic Acids.

    By P. A. Levene Lawrence W. Bass. (American Chemical Society Monograph Series, No. 56.) Pp. 337. (New York: The Chemical Catalog Co., Inc., 1931.) 4.50 dollars.

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    Nucleic Acids . Nature 129, 44 (1932) doi:10.1038/129044a0

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