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Gary Cote gcote at radford.edu
Mon Jun 11 14:07:19 EST 2001


Beverly Brown asked:

>Does anyone know a chemical for halting the function of chloroplasts,
>while leaving mitochondria functioning?
>

The herbicide DCMU perhaps?  I've used it to inhibit electron transport in
isolated chloroplasts.  However, just because it's an herbicide and not a
pesticide, I wouldn't swear it's harmless to mitochondria.

Gary


Dr. Gary Coté
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Box 6931
Radford University
Radford, VA 24142-6931

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email: gcote at radford.edu
http://www.radford.edu:8800/~gcote/

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