About forty years ago Cowdry's monograph on mitochondria appeared evaluating the work of previous investigators, indicating synonymy and, in a sense, bringing the first exploratory phase of the study of these cellular constituents to a close (1). Reasonably specific methods for their demonstration had been devised, and it was possible to have some confidence in the conclusions that the so-called mitochondria of different kinds of cells, despite dissimilarities in size or shape, were comparable cellular parts.
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Meglitsch, Paul A.; Johnson, Leland P.; Rogers, Rodney A.; Rogers, Frances R.; and Meglitsch, Alison M.
"A Procedure for Determining the Relative Volume of Mitochondria in Hepatic Cells,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 65(1), 436-448.
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