seedlings for looking at chromosomes

David R. Hershey dh321 at
Tue Feb 3 19:48:22 EST 2004

Onion bulbs are another common material for root mitosis slides. They
are available year round in supermarkets. Narcissus bulbs might be hard
to come by at this time of year although you might still be able to find
paperwhite narcissus. They are very easy to force.

Here's a procedure for preparing narcissus root tips:

The following webpage has a procedure for wandering jew (Zebrina
pendula). They elongate roots within a day or two when shoot cuttings
are placed in water.

A search on the ERIC database for mitosis turns up 28 articles, several
dealing with plant techniques.

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