Influence of aluminium chloride and sulphate on the root meristem of Vicia faba L.

Barbara Wojciechowska, Halina Kocik


The influence of various (0.1, 0.05, 0.01, 0.001 and 0.0001 M) aluminium chloride and aluminium sulphate concentrations on the mitotic activity of the root meristem of the bean Vicia faba L. was investigated after 24 h of incubation. A mito-depressive action of the tested compounds, irreversible at higher concentrations was observed. The tested substances induced chromosome aberrations (fragmentation and bridges in anaphase or telophase, micronuclei, binuclear cells) and inhibited elongation of roots. The results of topochemical analysis are described.


Vicia faba L.; root; AlCl3; Al2(S04)3

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