Nicotinic Acid Requirements of Insects: a Biological Test for Nicotinic Acid

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THE importance of vitamin B for the growth and development of insects has been stressed by several investigators. But very little is known of the ingredients of the vitamin B complex which are actually required by the insects.

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    Trager and Subbarow have recently reported the necessity of the vitamin B1 for the development of the mosquito larvæ (Biol. Bull., 75, No. 1; 1938).

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RUBINSTEIN, D., SHEKUN, L. Nicotinic Acid Requirements of Insects: a Biological Test for Nicotinic Acid. Nature 143, 1064–1065 (1939) doi:10.1038/1431064b0

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