Something living on colchicine!
abrdlher at reading.ac.uk
Wed Jul 17 14:26:46 EST 1996
I just took a flask of colchicine stock solution (0.1M, or about 4%) that
had been kept at 4 degrees for about a year... and I found "something"
living on the bottom!
Colchicine is a strong mutagen. The concentration used to arrest cellular
development at metaphase is a hundred times lower than that in the flask.
I'm amazed some fungi can grow in those conditions!
Nacho de las Heras
University of Reading
Reading RG6 2AS
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