Study of Mitotic Activity and Chromosomal Behaviour in Root Meristem of <i>Allium cepa</i> L. Treated with Magnesium Sulphate
The mitotic activity and chromosomal behaviour was observed in four different concentrations of magnesium sulphate at four different duration of treatment using Allium cepa as a biological system. Mito-inhibitory effect of the compound was observed in higher concentration. The compound was capable of producing various chromosomal abnormalities indicating the cytostatic and clastogenic properties of magnesium sulphate.
Key words: Allium cepa, magnesium sulphate, mitotic index, phase indices.
ECOPRINT 15: 83-88, 2008