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.
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Bovee, Eugene C.
"A Possible Explanation of the Gel-Sol Changes in Amoeboid Movement, Based on the Muscle Contraction Theories of Szent-Gyorgyi,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 59(1), 428-434.
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