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Verhandlungen pp 1020-1022 | Cite as

Artificial models of biological membranes

  • E. H. Mercer
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Abstract

Although there is much to suggest that biological membranes have a lipoprotein character, their actual composition and structure has not been established beyond question. The electron microscopic image of these membranes is usually a thin, dense line splitting at higher resolution into two ; but this image itself tells us little about the nature of the membrane except that it reacts strongly with various fixatives. A review of these matters has been given by Robertson (4).

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. H. Mercer
    • 1
  1. 1.Chester Beatty Research InstituteInstitute of Cancer Research: Royal Cancer HospitalLondonUK

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