Portland State College. Department of Chemistry
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Chemistry
1 online resource (37 leaves)
The inorganic components in calcareous corpuscles from Mesocestoides corti have been identified by use of powder x-ray diffraction and emission spectroscopy. Difference methods were compared for the isolation of the calcareous corpuscles from the residual tissue of the Mesocestoides corti. Previously reported and newly developed methods for the isolation are discussed. Analyses by powder x-ray diffraction for in vivo samples which had been heated at various temperatures ranging from room temperature to 1000°C are reported. The qualitative emission spectrographic analyses for in vivo and in vitro corpuscles are reported for normal systems and systems designed to study the ion uptake of the corpuscles. The relationship between the corpuscles’ composition and the parasites’ environment is discussed. A method for the quantitative emission spectrographic analysis was initiated for the percent calcium and magnesium. There is a linear relationship between the intensities and the percent calcium or magnesium.
Kegley, Larry M., "The identification of the inorganic components in the calcareous corpuscles from Mesocestoides corti" (1968). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 38.