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Document Type

Research

Abstract

The possibility that amoeboid movement and muscle contraction may be very similar and, perhaps, identical physico-chemical phenomena has occurred to numerous investigators during the past century. Ecker (1849) may have been the first to express this idea in the literature in terming muscle "differentiated contractile substance" and sarcode "undifferentiated contractile substance." Only recently, however, has evidence accumulated from the fields of biochemistry and physiology which bids fair to establish the reality of that possibility.

Publication Date

1952

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

59

Issue

1

First Page

428

Last Page

434

Copyright

© Copyright 1952 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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