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GROWTH-RETARDING EFFECT OF CORN IN NICOTINIC ACID-LOW RATIONS AND ITS COUNTERACTION BY TRYPTOPHANE

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Science  11 May 1945:
Vol. 101, Issue 2628, pp. 489-490
DOI: 10.1126/science.101.2628.489

Abstract

Either 50 mg 1(-)tryptophane or 1.0 mg nicotinic acid per 100 gms of ration completely counteracts the growth retardation caused by the inclusion of 40 per cent. corn grits in a low protein ration. A possible explanation of this observation is discussed.