He did not go into the details of his construction from a plasm new to biology.
As a fact, the number and variety of kinds of plasm are immense.
There is usually a large number of them in the plasm of the plant-cells.
We cannot accept the skeletal formation as a fundamental structure of the plasm.
But this difference is easily explained by their difference in consistency, the crystal being solid and the plasm semi-fluid.
The "miracle of life" is in essence nothing but the metabolism of the living matter, or of the plasm.
The plasm loses more and more the power to replace by regeneration the losses it sustains by the vital functions.
The cell is then simply the living particle of plasm, and its two stages of development must be described by other names.
Totally different from the three preceding theories of the finer structure of the plasm is the granular theory of Altmann .
The description of this orange-red globule of plasm (protomyxa aurantiaca) appeared first in my Monograph on the Monera.