Hormology in Nutrition

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Science  23 Dec 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3443, pp. 1891-1893
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3443.1891


Discrepancies in the growth curves for the sodium requirement of the cricket indicate that hormology may play an important role in the response to essential nutrients as well as to toxic compounds. Differentiation between stimulation of growth by a nonnutritive action and support of growth by an essential nutrient is difficult.