The cytogenetic effects of copper chloride on root tip cells of Vicia hirsuta were investigated. Seeds were treated with 10, 25, 50 and 100 mg/L of the copper chloride for 4, 12, 24 and 48 hours. It was found that copper chloride has a marked mitodepressive action on mitosis. Mitotic abnormalities were increased and the mitotic index was decreased depending on the concentration and duration time of the copper chloride applied.
Copper chloride, Vicia hirsuta, mitotic cell division, chromosomal anomalies.
İNCEER, HÜSEYİN and BEYAZOĞLU, OSMAN (2000) "Cytogenetic Effects of Copper Chloride on the Root Tip Cells of Viciahirsuta (L.) S. F. Gray," Turkish Journal of Biology: Vol. 24: No. 3, Article 15. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/biology/vol24/iss3/15