Short-and Long-Lived Messenger RNA in Embryonic Chick Lens

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Science  01 Oct 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3692, pp. 71-72
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3692.71


Cells of the embryonic chick lens pass through a definite sequence of macromolecular synthesis as they differentiate and migrate from one zone of the organ to another. Auto-radiographic studies of RNA synthesis and protein synthesis show that long-and short-lived messenger RNA's are both present in the lens.