Microtubular Spherulites: Development and Growth in Solutions of Bacteriochlorophyll Protein

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Science  03 Jul 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3940, pp. 81-82
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3940.81


Macromolecules of the water-soluble complex of bacteriochlorophyll protein can assemble in vitro to form fully developed spherulites composed of radiating microtubules. The changes that occur in the pattern of long-range order during the growth of these structures are typical of the development of the spherulitic crystal habit in numerous other materials of nonbiological origin.

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