Thank you for the reprints, which arrived on Saturday.
In view of your interest in the subject of the bacterial nucleus, I have rattled up a small reproduction of the sexual? process
which leads to the formation of the resting nucleus in Bacteriaceae. This work is in the Press with the Proceedings of the
Royal Society, and I do
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not know when it will be published, so will you please regard it as, at least mildly, confidential. a,b,c:--show the division
of a central rod which is probably composed of elementary chromosomes in a different arrangement from the [diagram] complexes
d,e,f--show a sexual or autogamous fusion. g,h,i:--the formation of the resting stage--j.
The resting nucleus germinates into the semi-permanently-antiotic, chromosome complex stage. The elementary chromosomes are
pretty small (if that's what they are) and not easy to photograph. They look something like:--[diagram], and then line
up as a rod:--[diagram]. Once more, I don't say any of this is true, but I don't see why it might not be! Tell me
what you think--