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Sexual hormones in Achyla. V. Properties of hormone A of Achyla bisexualis

Raper, John R. and Haagen-Smit, A. J. (1942) Sexual hormones in Achyla. V. Properties of hormone A of Achyla bisexualis. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 143 (2). pp. 311-320. ISSN 0021-9258.

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1. The hormonal coordinating mechanism of the sexual process in Achlya is briefly reviewed. 2. A technique is described for culturing the female plant of Achlya bisexualis in sufficient quantity to furnish material for the chemical study of hormone A. 3. A modification of the biological assay for hormone A is described. 4. Many of the properties of hormone A have been determined: (a) solubilities in common organic solvents, (b) adsorption, (c) stability, (d) inactivation, and (e) reactions with certain reagents. 5. A procedure is described whereby enormous enrichment of the active principle has been achieved.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1942 by the American Society of Biological Chemists. (Received for publication, December 6, 194l) Report of work carried out with the aid of Works Progress Administration, Official Project No. 165-l-07-172, Work Project No. N-12165. The authors wish to acknowledge the valuable assistance of Mr. Harvey W. Tomlin in the culturing and testing necessary to the work. This investigation was made during the tenure of a National Research Fellowship in Botany [by J.R.R.].
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