Eldon H. Newcomb

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Segments of mature tobacco leaves were fixed in glutaraldehyde, incubated in medium containing 3,3'-diaminobenzidine (DAB) and hydrogen peroxide, and postfixed in osmium tetroxide. Electron microscopic observation of treated tissues revealed pronounced deposition of a highly electron-opaque material in microbodies but not in other organelles. The coarsely(More)
A procedure for purifying the chloroplast envelope subfractionates it into two membrane fractions of comparable quantities. This procedure differs from previous ones in that the chloroplasts are ruptured by freezing and thawing in hypertonic medium rather than by osmotic shock. The two membrane fractions have qualitatively similar polar lipid compositions(More)
Loss of heterozygosity in certain human embryonal tumours implicates a tumour-suppressor gene at chromosome 11p15.5 and selective loss of maternal alleles suggests that this gene is paternally imprinted. The human H19 gene maps to 11p15.5, is expressed in differentiating fetal cells and is paternally imprinted. We report here that two embryonal tumour cell(More)
Much attention is currently being devoted to the nature of the mechanisms in the cytoplasm which control and orient the deposition of polysaccharide microfibrils on the inner surface of the plant cell wall (1-4). We have approached the question of cytoplasmic participation in wall deposition by studying the fine structure of cells undergoing rapid secondary(More)
Light microscopic observations dating back to 1892 have established that sieve elements of papilionaceous legumes contain a unique type of slime body. This large, compact crystalline type of P-protein has also been observed in sieve elements in recent electron microscopic investigations but its formation and possible relationship to other P-protein(More)
The fine structure of leucoplasts in root tip cells of Phaseolus vulgaris L. has been studied in material fixed in glutaraldehyde followed by osmium tetroxide and poststained in uranyl acetate and lead citrate. Plastid development has been followed from the young stages in and near the meristematic region, through an ameboid stage, to the larger forms with(More)
Rhizobium phaseoli CE106, CE110, and CE115, originally derived by transposon mutagenesis (Noel et al., J. Bacteriol. 158:149-155, 1984), induced the formation of uninfected root nodule-like swellings on bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Bacteria densely colonized the root surface, and root hair curling and initiation of root cortical-cell divisions occurred(More)
The distribution of leghemoglobin (Lb) in resin-embedded root nodules of soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) was investigated using immunogold labeling. Using anti-Lb immunoglobulin G and protein A-gold, Lb or its apoprotein was detected both in cells infected by Bradyrhizobium japonicum and in uninfected interstitial cells. Leghemoglobin was present in the(More)
Intraocular lenses were implanted in 16 eyes of 13 patients with congenital cataract, and visual progress was plotted using a preferential-looking technique. Initial surgery was by lens aspiration with preservation of the posterior capsule, and subsequent posterior capsulotomy without anterior vitrectomy. Poly-HEMA posterior chamber lenses were used,(More)