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seedlings for looking at chromosomes

Perry, Jim jperry at uwc.edu
Wed Jan 28 19:38:38 EST 2004

Narcissus works beautifully. You grow them in a vase and plain water as
though you were forcing the bulbs. The roots are large. You will need to
harvest and fix the roots when the peak mitotic activity occurs. My
recollection is that is about noon and midnight. If specific directions
are needed I may be able to provide.

If you have the preparation guide for the lab manual by Evert, Eichhorn
and Perry for the lab manual to accompany Biology of Plants (Raven,
Evert and Eichhorn; Worth Publishers) you will find the directions


James W. Perry
CEO/Campus Dean
University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley
1478 Midway Road
Menasha, WI 54952-1297
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-plant-ed at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
[mailto:owner-plant-ed at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Beverly Brown
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 3:34 PM
To: plant-ed at net.bio.net
Subject: seedlings for looking at chromosomes

Hi all -

What readily available seeds would produce root tips with easily viewed
mitotically dividing cells?  The lab manual suggests Vicia faba, but I
am not certain I can locate seeds this time of year.  Has anyone tried
any of the readily available seeds for sprouting?




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Nazareth College of Rochester           Fax:    585-586-2452
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