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Mitotic Index of Conifer Shoot Tips: Processing, Sampling, and Data Interpretation
Grob, James
1990: Roseburg, OR
A standardized methodology does not exist for determining the mitotic index (MI) of conifer shoot tips. A Feulgen staining procedure coupled with horizontal scanning at fixed vertical intervals is proposed as a reliable and
repeatable method to determine MI. Anatomical and cell cycle factors which affect mitotic activity and influence interpretation of MI data are discussed.
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