Volatile Factor in Culture of Insect Spermatocytes

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Science  06 Jan 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3445, pp. 42-43
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3445.42


The in vitro differentiation of insect spermatocytes is critically dependent on the water content of the medium. The postulated "volatile factor" is accounted for in terms of a loss of water from the cultures.