The Epidermal Cell

  • Vincent B. Wigglesworth

Abstract

The objective of the biochemist is commonly defined as the description in chemical terms of all the activities of the cell. If we are to form some estimate of the magnitude of this ambition it is instructive from time to time to survey the range of these activities. For the biochemist ‘the cell’ is a somewhat abstract concept, a sort of disembodied liver cell. But cells are of many kinds, and they differ greatly from one another in their capabilities. In this essay we shall be concerned only with the epidermal cell of an insect, the bloodsucking bug Rhodnius prolixus.

Keywords

Burning Migration Ethyl Hydroxide Hydrocarbon 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent B. Wigglesworth
    • 1
  1. 1.Agricultural Research Council Unit of Insect PhysiologyUniversity of CambridgeUSA

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