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The cytochemical localization of ascorbic acid in root tip cells

Jensen, William A. and Kavaljian, Leroy G. (1956) The cytochemical localization of ascorbic acid in root tip cells. Journal of Biophysical and Biochemical Cytology, 2 (1). pp. 87-92. ISSN 0095-9901. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:JENjbbc56

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Abstract

The intracellular distribution of ascorbic acid was studied in frozen-dried root tips of Allium cepa and Vicia faba by the silver nitrate procedure. The sites of the ascorbic acid as indicated by the deposited silver appear as spherical (0.2 to 0.6 µ in diameter) cytoplasmic particles. The site appears to have small amounts of lipides and to be rich in ribonucleic acid. These particles are concluded to be submicroscopic in size and associated, in the elongating cell, with the cell surface. In the meristematic cells they appear fewer in number and are distributed throughout the cytoplasm.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1956 by Rockefeller University Press Received for publication, September 30, 1955 [W.A.J. was a] Fellow, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health. [L.G.K.'s] [r]esearch supported by the Herman Frasch Foundation.
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