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Application of the Feulgen Method to the Study of Viruses

Nature volume 142, pages 720721 (15 October 1938) | Download Citation

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'NUCLEOID' bodies giving a positive Feulgen reaction have been shown to be integral constituents of various kinds of spore-bearing bacilli1 and also of Bact. Coli and “Bact. paratyphosum2. Photographed in ultra-violet light, these bodies proved to possess the specific absorption characteristic of nucleic acid.

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  1. Pathological Department, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, Sept. 5.

    • C. F. ROBINOW
    •  & J. O. W. BLAND

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