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Induced Vitamin-requiring Mutants of Chlamydomonas

Nature volume 166, page 196 (29 July 1950) | Download Citation

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A FEW instances of vitamin requirements among green algæ have been recorded. Since the isolation of algæ has usually involved an enrichment in a mineral solution, which would select against species with organic growth-substance requirements, our present knowledge of algal physiology is strongly biased in favour of completely autotrophic forms.

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  1. Osborn Botanical Laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Feb. 7.

    • RALPH A. LEWIN

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