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dc.contributor.advisor Read, Clark P.
dc.creatorFeist, Carol Fay
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-21T12:01:56Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-21T12:01:56Z
dc.date.issued 1963
dc.identifier.citation Feist, Carol Fay. "Localization of trehalose synthesis and degradation in Ascaris." (1963) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/89238.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/89238
dc.description.abstract Tissues of Ascaris lumbricoides (variety suum), the large round worm of pigs, contain trehalose, a disaccharide composed of two molecules of glucose. Minces of various Ascaris tissues were incubated with C14glucose to determine the site of trehalose synthesis. Chromatography and radioautography were used to identify C14trehalose synthesized during the incubation period. It was found that the reproductive tissues of both male and female Ascaris possess a mechanism for trehalose synthesis. Intestinal tissue and muscle showed no capability for trehalose synthesis under conditions of the incubation. By incubation of Ascaris tissue homogenates with commercial trehalose it was found that only intestinal tissue was capable of hydrolyzing trehalose into two molecules of glucose. The significance of synthesis and degradation of trehalose is discussed with regard to the findings of previous investigations.
dc.format.extent 54 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Localization of trehalose synthesis and degradation in Ascaris
dc.identifier.digital RICE0275
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Biology
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.format.digitalOrigin reformatted digital
dc.identifier.callno Thesis Biol. 1963 Feist


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