Annual Review of Biochemistry

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WHEN the "Annual Review of Biochemistry" first appeared in 1932 it was born almost at its present size for the first volume ,of 724 pages, was little smaller than the latest. Nourished by an increasing diet of publications, the "Review" might have grown alarmingly ; but, partly by feeding portions to the newer "Annual Reviews" of physiology and microbiology, the editors have successfully kept it down. The exuberance of biochemistry is such, however, that further procrustean treatment is necessary, and, in 1950, plant material will be removed into a new "Annual Review of Plant Physiology". The wisdom of this decision is perhaps confirmed by the article on plant hormones in the present volume, which contains quite a long section on the control of weeds.

Annual Review of Biochemistry

Edited by J. Murray Luck Hubert S. Loring Gordon Mackinney. Vol. 17. Pp. ix+801. (Stanford, Calif.: Annual Reviews, Inc.; London: H. K. Lewis and Co., Ltd., 1948.) 6 dollars.

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GREVILLE, G. Annual Review of Biochemistry. Nature 163, 821 (1949) doi:10.1038/163821a0

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