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Gigantism-inducing Factors in Chlorella pyrenoidosa

Naturevolume 199pages506507 (1963) | Download Citation

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IN a previous communication1 we showed that when Chlorella pyrenoidosa is injected intraperitoneally into diabetic rats, the alga grows to twice its normal size. The causes of this phenomenon and its mechanism are the subject of this communication.

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    Rodríguez-López, M., and R-Candela, R., Nature, 196, 691 (1962).

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    Fogg, G. E., The Metabolism of Algae (Methuen and Co., Ltd., London, 1953).

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    Rodríguez-López, M., and R-Candela, R. (in the press).

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    Lorenzen, H., Neue Folge, No. 1 (1962).

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    R-Villanueva, J. (personal communication).

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  1. Instituto ‘G. Marañón’, Velázquez 138, Madrid, 6

    • M. RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ

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