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Use of the Ultra-Centrifuge for Studying the Golgi Apparatus

Naturevolume 134page810 (1934) | Download Citation



IN some recent work1 it has been shown that the Golgi apparatus of the uterine gland cells of the guinea pig passes centripetally when pieces of uterus are centrifuged 400,000 times gravity by the ultra-centrifuge of J. W. Beams. This effect is shown in Figs. 1 and 2 ; in Fig. 1 the control Golgi apparatus lies as a dark mass towards the lumen of the gland. When centrifuged, the material of the Golgi apparatus passes up as streamers between the nucleus and the cell wall to the upper region, apparently being lighter than the surrounding cytoplasm.

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  1. 1

    Beams and King, Anat. Record, 1934.

  2. 2

    Platner, Arch. mikr. Anat., 25, 1885.

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  1. Zoology Department, Trinity College, Dublin

    • H. W. BEAMS
    • , J. A. MULIYIL


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