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Fate of Bacterial Deoxyribonucleic Acid in Lycopersicon esculentum

Nature volume 212, pages 397398 (22 October 1966) | Download Citation



IT has been shown that exogenous tritiated DNA can be taken up by germinating barley seeds and be transferred from the endosperm to the growing roots without much degradation, while in the shoots it is apparently destroyed1,2.

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    , and , Arch. Intern. Physiol. Biochim., 73, 873 (1965).

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    , in Prog. Nucleic Acid Res. and Mol. Biol., 4, 231, edit. by Davidson, J. N., and Cohn, W. E. (Academic Press, 1965).

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    , J. Mol. Biol., 3, 208 (1961).

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    , Intern. J. App. Rad. Isotop., 1, 172 (1956).

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  1. Laboratoire de Biochimie cellulaire, Départment de Radiobiologie, Centre d'Etude de I'Energie Nucléaire, Mol, Belgium.

    • M. STROUN
    • , P. ANKER
    • , P. CHARLES
    •  & L. LEDOUX


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