Misinterpretation of an Agar-Gel Precipitation Pattern

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THERE are certain recognized pitfalls in the reading of precipitation patterns in agar-gel immunodiffusion plates1–3. Occasionally, a new pitfall is inadvertently introduced by the design of well-pattern employed in a particular plate. Such is the case in the plate depicted in Fig. 2 of the communication in Nature of Pepys et al. 4.

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    Feinberg, J. G., Int. Arch. Allergy, 11, 129 (1957).

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    Feinberg, J. G., Biochem. J., 66, 1P (1957).

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    Feinberg, J. G., and Grayson, Hazel, Int. Arch. Allergy, 16, 1 (1960).

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    Pepys, J., Riddell, R. W., and Clayton, Y. M., Nature, 184, 1328 (1959).

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FEINBERG, J. Misinterpretation of an Agar-Gel Precipitation Pattern. Nature 188, 684–685 (1960). https://doi.org/10.1038/188684a0

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