Ethidium bromide (sidelight on caffeine)

Roland Hubner roland.hubner at ua.ac.be
Tue Jul 17 15:13:06 EST 2001


In article <3B545A8E.DDCF7601 at bbm1.ucm.es>, Sergio 
<sergioal at bbm1.ucm.es> wrote:

> When i studied plant genetics, i was told caffeine can be used to induce
> tetraploidism and other different mutations.... i cannot live without 
> coffee though....

Hello again,

 oh yes, it is known to pulverize chromosomes in lymphocytes as well, 
but I always thought it was added onto the chromosomes directly...

R.




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