Animal, Mineral, Radical: Essays on Wildlife, Family, and by B. K. Loren

By B. K. Loren

“Radical, ahead of it intended someone who advocates powerful political reform, intended attending to the foundation of items, the beginning. It comes from the Latin radix, radicis, which means radish, a root vegetable.”—BK Loren

These meditative essays diversity in matters from a transcendental stumble upon with a pack of coyotes paradoxically juxtaposed together with her neighbor’s declare that nature “has long past out of vogue,” to Loren’s mother’s sluggish but all-encompassing deterioration from Parkinson’s, and the unforeseen means the Loma Prieta earthquake eroded her melancholy by means of delivering the writer a feeling of her small position in a wild and important world.

Loren has an empathetic and delicate method of the realm. In detailing the intricacies of human relationships and consciousness—fear of dying and time, cooperation born of clashing viewpoints, tradition’s good looks even if harmful, a love of language, a feeling of loss amid the fast moving materialistic world—she peels again the movie of well known considering with the intention to divulge herself to the secrets and techniques so few people ever see.

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Extracted the antibiotic from Serratia marcescens cells with acetone and after re-extracting with petroleum ether, evaporated the extract in vacuo at 3 0 - 4 0 ° C . Prodigiosin is a monovalent base, C 2 0 H 2 3 O N 3 , which in the amorphous state has the appearance of red platelets with green metaUic sheen. T h e following crystaUine salts of prodigiosin were obtained: picrate, salicylate, benzoate, hydrochloride and perchlorate. T h e latter crystallizes on addition of perchloric acid to an ethanolic solution of prodigiosin hydrochloride.

When acetic acid was added to the medium, both carbon atoms, the one of the carboxyl group and the one of the methyl group, are utihzed in biosynthesis. T h e isotope from D L - l e u c i n e or a m m o n i u m salts containing ^^N was not incorporated into prodigiosin, but was recovered in the proteins of the bacterial cells. Santer and Vogel found that one of two mutants of the strain Serratia marcescens, mutant 9 - 3 - 3 , produces a substance, C10H10O2N2, which has been isolated, and found to have a composition of C , 63-0; H , 5-3; O, 17-0; N , 14-7; CH3O, 16-6%.

C o u n t e r - c u r r e n t distribution of nisin. Nature, B E R R I D G E N. : Chemistry B E R R I D G E N . , N E W T ON nisin. Biochem. , and Industry, G. G. F. and 1952, 52, 529. 1947, N o . 2, 7. 1949, 4 5 , 486. 1952, 169, 707. 1953, 374. A B R A H A M E . : Purification a n d n a t u r e of the antibiotic 30 ANTIBIOTICS J. , G O W A NS S M I TH N . and F L O R EY W . : S o m e p r o p e r t i e s of nisin. Brit. J. Pharm, and H. , 1 9 5 2 , 7, 4 3 8 . : J. Gen. Microbiol, 1950, 4, 70.

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