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Translation of plant messengers in egg cells of Xenopus laevis

Naturevolume 256pages674675 (1975) | Download Citation



MAMMALIAN and plant virus messengers can be translated in living egg cells and oocytes of the tadpole of Xenopus laevis1–6, and this method could be useful in the study of messenger activity in general. Here I describe the results of experiments aimed at the use of this method for studying plant messenger RNA.

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  1. Department of Botany, Section Molecular Developmental Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

    • J. A. W. M. VAN DER DONK


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