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The natural history of a scholar and gentleman A biography of Eldon H. Newcomb

  • Kathryn A. VandenBosch
  • Wayne M. Becker
  • Barry A. Palevitz


Natural History 
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  1. Bonnett HT Jr, Newcomb EH (1965) Polyribosomes and cisternal accumulations in root cells of radish. J Cell Biol 27: 423–432Google Scholar
  2. — — (1966) Coated vesicles and other cytoplasmic components of growing root hairs of radish. Protoplasma 62: 59–75Google Scholar
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  8. — — (1969b) Microbody-like organelles in leaf cells. Science 163: 1353–1355Google Scholar
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  11. — — — (1973) The development of microbodies and peroxisomal enzymes in greening bean leaves. J Cell Biol 56: 500–518Google Scholar
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  34. — — (1971) The ultrastructure and development of tubular and crystalline P-protein in sieve elements of certain papilionaceous legumes. Protoplasma 72: 399–426Google Scholar
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  36. Thorne SW, Newcomb EH, Osmond CB (1977) Identification of chlorophyllb in extracts of prokaryotic algae by fluorescence spectroscopy. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 74: 575–578Google Scholar
  37. Trelease RN, Becker WM, Gruber PJ, Newcomb EH (1971) Microbodies (glyoxysomes and peroxisomes) in cucumber cotyledons. Plant Physiol 48: 461–475Google Scholar
  38. VandenBosch KA, Newcomb EH (1986) Immunogold localization of nodule-specific uricase in developing soybean root nodules. Planta 167: 444–454Google Scholar
  39. Webb MA, Newcomb EH (1987) Cellular compartmentation of ureide biogenesis in root nodules of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.). Planta 172: 162–175Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn A. VandenBosch
    • 1
  • Wayne M. Becker
    • 2
  • Barry A. Palevitz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiologyTexas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity of WisconsinMadison
  3. 3.Department of BotanyUniversity of GeorgiaAthens

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