Brazilian Journal of Genetics
On-line version ISSN 1678-4502
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 1678-4502. 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