Somatic Mitoses in Cells of Picea glauca Cultivated in vitro

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Science  07 Feb 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3606, pp. 591-592
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3606.591


The cytology of one strain of tumor tissue from the spruce tree, Picea glauca, grown in vitro for more than a year was examined. The cells of this strain are characterized by a uniform chromosome number of 24, and the strain appears to be quite stable. The implications of the results of this study and previous studies on similar material are discussed.