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  • W. Gordon Whaley
Part of the Cell Biology Monographs book series (CELLBIOL, volume 2)


Of the cellular organelles, the lysosomes entered the scene late and indirectly. de Duve (1969), who made the initial discovery, dates their introduction on December 16, 1949. He and a few colleagues, working in what he describes as a derelict laboratory on another problem, found them more or less accidentally in the form of latent acid phosphatase activity.


Acid Phosphatase Golgi Apparatus Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum Azurophil Granule Specific Granule 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Gordon Whaley
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  1. 1.The Cell Research InstituteThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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