The Psychic Life Of Micro-organisms; A Study In Experimental Psychology

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byAlfred Binet

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897. Excerpt: ... other things, that the filaments do not dissolve in strongly concentrated alkaline solutions; and it is known that Bacteria exhibit this peculiar attribute of offering a great resistance to destructive agents. In the nucleus which they have penetrated, these parasites induce a pathological condition that results in destroying every manifestation of the sexual instinct in this Infusory. Among a swarm of animals of this species that are in copulation, single individuals are found that show a nucleus and nucleolus comcompletely charged with Bacteria; sometimes these organs suffer an enormous dilatation, the nucleus becoming nothing more than an enveloping membrane which is filled like a huge pouch with parasites. The animal continues to live, but it no longer attempts to copulate. VII. It is not our intention to make a full and complete study of fecundation in higher animals and plants; there is but one phase of that phenomenon that can enter into a general study of Micro-organisms, and that is the history of the sexual elements, of their form, their movements, and lastly their copulation. We shall describe animal fecundation first, and plant fecundation afterwards; regarding these phenomena particularly from a psychological standpoint. Among metazoans, fecundation may be divided into two distinct acts. The first, and most apparent, consists of the union of the two individuals; of this we shall not have to speak here; it is a phenomenon that lies outside the limits of our investigations. The second, more deep-seated, consists in the phenomena that take place, after copulation, between the spermatozoid and the ovule. There are numerous reasons for comprehending a study of the generative elements within a general investigation into the nature of Micro-organism...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897. Excerpt: ... other things, that the filaments do not dissolve in strongly concentrated alkaline solutions; and it is known that Bacteria ex...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217128920

ISBN - 13:9780217128926

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