Effect of Mitomycin C on Lateral Root-Tip Chromosomes of Vicia faba

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Science  03 Feb 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3449, pp. 329-330
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3449.329-a


Lateral root-tip chromosomes of Vicia faba were treated with mitomycin C. Chromatid aberrations were observed from 24 through 96 hours after treatment. The effect of mitomycin C was not altered appreciably by changes in pH, temperature, oxygen tension, or lack of adenosine triphosphate. The relationship of mitomycin C to other radiomimetic compounds is discussed.