The Feulgen Reaction of the Bacteriophage Substance

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THREE years ago, a method was described which yielded pure preparations of a Coli bacteriophage of large particle size (WLL) in weighable quantities1. The high phosphorus content (3.7 per cent) of these preparations and their high affinity for basic dyes suggested—in connexion with other analytical results—that the chief constituent of the particles was of tiucleoproteid nature2.

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  1. 1

    M. Schlesinger, Biochem. Z., 264, 6 (1933).

  2. 2

    M. Schlesinger, Biochem. Z., 273, 306 (1934).

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