Something living on colchicine!

Alan Brownlee alanb at prospect.anprod.csiro.au
Thu Jul 25 23:34:11 EST 1996


quite simple!,
colchicine is only nasty to organisms that contain tubulin 
(microtubule subunit) with the ability to bind bind and be 
disrupted.  Not all eukaryotes, and certainly no bacteria,
carry tubulin with the correct sequence.  hence colchicine is 
selective.
  




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