Originally issued as Reference No. 66-27, series later renamed WHOI-.
Largely for reason of limited space, scientific journals can only accept
brief articles. Thus full accounts on analytical techniques, data files, and
other details are frequently omitted, and pertinent information may be lost.
Although this information is only of peripheral interest to the general reader,
to the fellow scientist it is of vital significance.
In order to serve both the specialist and the general reader, we have
prepared a series of manuscripts dealing exclusively with either background information
or the actual interpretation and discussion of the data.
The present report is aimed chiefly at the specialist interested in calcification
processes in biological systems, in molluscan ecology and phylogeny, and
in amino acid analyses. It incorporates information on: (a) type, locality,
and environment of sample material, (b) analytical techniques, (c) utilization
of a digital computer and (d) quantitative amino acid analysis in the form of
data sheets, i,e. computer printouts.
The work was supported by grants from the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NSR-22-014-001) and the American Chemical Society (PRF-1943-A2).
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