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Utilization of Radiosulphate by Higher Plant Tissues

Naturevolume 199page1109 (1963) | Download Citation



THERE is now considerable information concerning the pathway by which sulphate is incorporated into the amino-acids in micro-organisms1. In contrast, very little is known about the route for incorporation of sulphate into the amino-acids of higher plants or of the inter-conversions of these sulphur-containing amino-acids2.

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    Postgate, J., Ann. Rev. Microbiol., 13, 505 (1959).

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    Wilson, L. G., Ann. Rev. Plant Physiol., 13, 201 (1962).

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    Cossins, E. A., and Beevers, H., Plant Physiol., 38, 375 (1963).

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    Kjaer, A., Encyclopedia of Plant Physiology, 9, 64 (1958).

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    Asahi, T., and Harada, N., Bull. Agric. Chem. Soc., Japan, 21, 243 (1957).

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  1. Department of Botany, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

    • S. K. SINHA
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