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Relation of 'Folic Acid' to the Nutritional Requirements of the Mosquito Larva

Nature volume 154, pages 608610 (11 November 1944) | Download Citation

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IN our investigations on the nutritional requirements of the larva of Aedes œgypti, our procedure has been based on the methods employed by Trager1. Various modifications have been introduced which make for increased accuracy of observation and clearer interpretation of the results. Thus larger groups of larvæ were used, each larva being placed in a separate tube and its stage of development noted every morning and evening. All liquid media were sterilized by Seitz filtration and the contents of the tubes tested for sterility at the conclusion of each experiment.

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    • LEON GOLBERG
    • , BOTHA DE MEILLON
    •  & M. LAVOIPIERRE

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