Carbonic Anhydrase in Arenicola marina

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SEVERAL years ago, Brinkman and his collaborators reported that carbonic anhydrase is present in the blood of Arenicola1. This observation was confirmed by Florkin2. Recently, through the kindness of Prof. H. Munro Fox, I have had an opportunity of studying the distribution of the enzyme in this annelid in more detail than was done in these two papers, and some interesting points have come to light.

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    Brinkman, Margaria, Meldrum and Roughton, J. Physiol., 75, 3P (1932).

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    Florkin, Arch. Int. Physiol., 40, 283 (1935).

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    Meldrum and Roughton, J. Physiol., 80, 113 (1934).

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    Van Goor, Enzymologia, 8, 113 (1940).

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    Eisig, Mitt. Zool. Stat. Neapel., 2, 255 (1881).

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CLARK, A. Carbonic Anhydrase in Arenicola marina. Nature 162, 191 (1948) doi:10.1038/162191a0

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