Verification of the Gastropod Golgi Cycle with an Electron Microscope


THE Golgi cycle of the gastropod (Navanax) was detailed1, based on osmicated preparations and studies of living embryos vitally stained with methylene blue. However, because of the scepticism that has surrounded vital-dye observations, particularly since the neutral red controversy of the early 'thirties, these studies with methylene blue have never enjoyed complete acceptance by cytologists and have been severely criticized in some quarters.

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    Worley, L. G., and Worley, E. K., J. Morph., 73, 365 (1943).

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    Baker, J. R., Quart. J. Micro. Sci., 85, 1 (1944).

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WORLEY, L., HERSHENOV, B. Verification of the Gastropod Golgi Cycle with an Electron Microscope. Nature 190, 828 (1961).

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