One of the German chemists is convinced that the nuclein in the nucleus of the cell is not a very complicated compound.
The membrane of the vesicular nucleus is thin, but firm, and encloses a clear or finely granular mass of nuclein.
The nucleoproteins are composed of simple proteins and nuclein.
Those who admit the presence of nuclein but say that this is not morphologically differentiated from the protoplasm as a nucleus.
Thus a given type of nucleus will continue to synthesise other nuclein of its own kind.
Some workers as noted above have been able to demonstrate collections of nuclein by staining, especially in very young cells.
Also that there are other proteins and that the protoplasm is not all nuclein.
The high percentage of phosphorus points to nuclein compounds as its probable source.
The presence of nuclein in their bodies involves consequences which we are only beginning to perceive.
nuclein nu·cle·in (nōō'klē-ĭn, nyōō'-)
Any of the substances present in the nucleus of a cell, consisting chiefly of proteins, phosphoric acids, and nucleic acids.