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Early Growth of Rats in an Increased Gravitational Field

Nature volume 193, pages 583584 (10 February 1962) | Download Citation

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BOTH the size reached by an animal and its rate of growth are determined by a number of factors. Some of these are peculiar to living organisms, whereas others appear to be of a more simple physical or chemical nature. One factor of the second kind—namely, the acceleration due to the field in which the animal is growing—is, of course, remarkably constant over the whole of the Earth's surface.

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    • F. L. D. STEEL

    Present address: Anatomy Department, St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, Charterhouse Square, London, E.C.1.

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    • F. L. D. STEEL

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