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Invitro Cytotoxic Effect of Some Commercially Available Soft Drinks on Onion Root Tips, Allium Cepa

Journal: International Research Journal of Advanced Engineering and Science (IRJAES) (Vol.2, No. 4)

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Page : 15-16

Keywords : Soft drinks; carbohydrate content; Allium cepa; mitotic index.;

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Abstract

Commercially available soft drinks are known to contain different composition of carbohydrate content ranging from 11g to 15.8 g. Consumed soft drinks were tested on the Allium cepa root tip meristem, which induced number of chromosomal changes, such as chromosome breakage, disturbed prophase, elongated cells, bulged chromosomes etc. Mitotic index decreases when compared with the control, indicating mitotic inhibition.

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