The blood of the horseshoe crab (Limulus) absorbs oxygen and turns blue when shaken in air. In the presence of certain organisms which consume oxygen it is quickly decolorized. By measuring the time required for the change of color the rate of consumption of oxygen may be determined.
Article| November 20 1918
AN INDICATOR METHOD OF MEASURING THE CONSUMPTION OF OXYGEN
W. J. V. Osterhout
From the Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Harvard University, Cambridge.
Received: September 11 1918
Online Issn: 1540-7748
Print Issn: 0022-1295
Copyright, 1918, by The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research
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W. J. V. Osterhout; AN INDICATOR METHOD OF MEASURING THE CONSUMPTION OF OXYGEN . J Gen Physiol 20 November 1918; 1 (2): 167–169. doi: https://doi.org/10.1085/jgp.1.2.167
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