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Document Type

Research

Abstract

The process of amino acid synthesis in plants involves essentially a reduction of nitrates absorbed from the soil. It is difficult, however, to distinguish newly synthesized amino acids from those originating as hydrolytic cleavage products of proteins. To circumvent this difficulty, earlier investigators (2, 5, 6, 8), exposed their plants to nitrogen starvation, thereby reducing soluble nitrogen compounds in tissues to a minimum. Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to remove final traces of nitrates and ammonia by starvation without causing high mortality in experimental material, and pathological conditions in many of the plants which do survive this rigorous treatment.

Publication Date

1927

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

34

Issue

1

First Page

115

Last Page

118

Copyright

© Copyright 1927 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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