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Distribution of Radioactive Barium in Eye Tissues


THE presence of high concentrations of barium in the pigmented tissues of the eye of many species is now well established1,2. The observations on barium-140 reported here demonstrate that this radioactive isotope of the element is markedly concentrated in the uveal tract of herbivores.

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  1. 1

    Gerlach, W., and Muller, R., Arkh. path. Anat., Moscow, 296, 588 (1936).

  2. 2

    Sowden, E., and Pirie, A., Biochem. J., 70, 716 (1958).

  3. 3

    Sowden, E., and Stitch, R., Biochem. J., 67, 104 (1957).

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