Something living on colchicine!

Olivier Gandrillon ogandril at
Thu Jul 18 04:33:23 EST 1996

Better get rid of it before it invades us!


Chromosome Terror wrote:
> Hello all,
> 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
> Botany Department
> University of Reading
> Reading RG6 2AS
> UK

More information about the Biochrom mailing list