Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Summary After treatment ofHordeum vulgare, Secale cereale, Triticum aestivum andAvena sativa with Lindan-containing seed dressings, the somatic chromosomes in the root tip mitoses were analyzed. Most of the chromosome sets in the root tip cells have been polyploidized. Using pure Lindan (γ-hexachlorocyclohexane), it could be shown that this insecticide is responsible for the induction of polyploidy.
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