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Erythrocytes and the Liquefying of Clotted Amphibian Blood in vitro

Nature volume 204, pages 590591 (07 November 1964) | Download Citation



SAMPLES of the whole blood of two amphibians (Bufo marinus and Hyla caerulea) which we have examined, after clotting in vitro, either naturally or by recalcification or on the addition of bovine thrombin, regularly become liquid again within a few hours. Investigation of this phenomenon, with human fibrinolysis in mind as a model, has revealed some interesting contrasts.

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  1. Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, South Australia.

    • E. HACKETT
    •  & C. HANN


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