The effect of the drug colchicine on the early life of fish

Aluko, P.O. (1993) The effect of the drug colchicine on the early life of fish. In: 10th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 16-20 November 1992 ,Abeokuta, Nigeria, pp. 159-162.

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Abstract

The alkaloid drug colchicine is a mitotic inhibitor. The results of this study show that colchicine influence the normal functioning of the mitotic process in Sarotherodon galilaeus, S. melanotheron and the hybrid S. galilaeus, X S. melanotheron leading to the production of unusual chromosomal events such as anaphase bridges, laggards and polyploid cells. These unusual events could have serious genetic implications in the area of variability of the chromosome number. The use of colchicine also produces results with consistent karyotypes and better morphology as well as providing detailed information on the behaviour of the chromosome of the early life of fish. The knowledge of such information will be of great use in cytotaxonomy, fish breeding and in studying the effects of sub-lethal levels of water pollutants on fish

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: The effect of the drug colchicine on the early life of fish
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Aluko, P.O.
Page Range: pp. 159-162
Date: 1993
Event Title: 10th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Abeokuta, Nigeria
Event Dates: 16-20 November 1992
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; biotechnology; chromosomes; genetics; mitosis; Sarotherodon galilaeus; Sarotherodon melanotheron
Subjects: Biology
Aquaculture
Item ID: 3505
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2010 06:54
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:16
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3505

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