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Green writes: 'In the study of the metabolism of plants, the nature of the products resulting therefrom, and the different forms assumed by these bodies during the changes involved, attention has been chiefly directed to the seed. No doubt special facilities for investigation are afforded thereby, for the different bodies can be detected there by the aid of the microscope, and their behaviour under the action of different reagents watched. Hence valuable results have been arrived at, and our knowledge of vegetable metabolism has made considerable advance.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Biology

Received 4 January 1886. Read 14 January 1886. Communicated by William Turner Thiselton-Dyer.

A version of this paper was published in volume 40 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Proteid substances in latex'.

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Joseph Reynolds Green, Paper, 'Proteid substances in latex' by J R [Joseph Reynolds] Green, 1885-1886, PP/8/3, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 21 July 2024

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    Dates: 1882 - 1894

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