Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Each advance in our knowledge of the biology of the cell, or for that matter science in general, has usually been preceded by the discovery of a new method for investigation. Chromatography, whether paper, column, thin-layer, or gas-liquid, is certainly an illustration of this point, even though belatedly, since the principle was first demonstrated by Tswett in 1907. Within recent years the application of thinlayer chromatography has greatly advanced our knowledge of living systems and promises to continue this advance in the future.

Haer's , is a handy, “cook-book” type of practical laboratory manual. It is well-written and organized, and the technical procedures are abundantly illustrated. This reviewer has repeated a number of procedures described in the manual, particularly those procedures in the “Lipids” section, and he can state with certainty that the results obtained warrant confidence in the procedures.


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