INHIBITION OF MITOSIS BY SURFACTANTS
FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD
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Twenty-two ionic and nonionic surface-active agents were applied to a standardized pea root meristem test system. Mitosis was inhibited by 16 surfactants at concentration of 0.1 vv. Two surfactants caused a slight depression in the mitotic index the remaining four had no recognizable effect. Several compounds were irreversibly toxic at levels of 0.1. Five of the six known biodegradable surfactants tested were toxic.
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