Tue, 20 Dec 2005 05:10:31 PST
I like to point out that colchicine is not a mutagen in the classical 
sence, but used to induce polyploidy. However nowadays the much 
less toxic herbicide surflan ( chemical constituent oryzalin) is used 
for that purpose
Ben J.M.Zonneveld
Institute of Biology,Leiden University, Clusius lab 
Wassenaarse weg 64, 2333 AL Leiden, The Netherlands
Fax: +31-71-5274999. min temp -10C (15F)

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