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Brazilian Journal of Genetics

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Abstract

ITOYAMA, Mary Massumi; BICUDO, Hermione Elly Melara de Campos  and  CORDEIRO, José Antônio. Effects of caffeine on mitotic index in Drosophila prosaltans (Diptera). Braz. J. Genet. [online]. 1997, vol.20, n.4 ISSN 0100-8455.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-84551997000400016.

The effect of two concentrations of caffeine (1500 mg/ml and 2500 mg/ml) on mitotic indices of Drosophila prosaltans was analyzed in larval brain cells. Although the differences detected between treated and control cells were not significant, the percentages obtained suggest a possible effect of caffeine in slowing the process of cell division

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