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Nature volume 142, page 660 (08 October 1938) | Download Citation



THIS competent and up-to-date monograph on the morphology and behaviour of chromosomes provides an outline of the structure of the chromosome in plants and animals, based on recent work. After describing the external morphology of the chromosome the author discusses euchromatin and heterochromatin, the formation of spirals, chromo-meres, the salivary gland chromosomes of Diptera, and the physico-chemical nature of chromatin. A comprehensive bibliography is given, while the illustrations are excellent.

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