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Author Topic: Making polyploids using colchicin  (Read 253 times)

Salvia

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Making polyploids using colchicin
« on: November 19, 2019, 08:10:43 am »

Have anyone tried to make polyploid plants using colchicine?
I'd love to try that but don't know how to get my hands on colchicine. It's sold with prescription only. Colchicum autumnale contains it though so I might buy a few of those :D (not sure if the concentration is sufficient though ofc).
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chronic

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Re: Making polyploids using colchicin
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2019, 08:56:41 pm »

Some medicines for gout contain colchicine.

My opinion is, please let it be because the handling of the pure substance is not without and you should really know what you are doing with there. If you don't know so much from chemie and plants, don't touch it. The stuff is really badly poisonous and should neither be inhaled nor should it get to unprotected fingers.
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Salvia

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Re: Making polyploids using colchicin
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2019, 09:19:04 pm »

Yeah, it´s a mitotic poison afterall. I´ll first try to get some colchicum autumnale and use a juice from it if it´s capable of disrupting mitotic processes in the plant.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2019, 09:21:08 pm by Salvia »
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Ian Morris

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Re: Making polyploids using colchicin
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2019, 04:41:15 am »

search this site there are some interesting pictures if I remember...
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Salvia

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Re: Making polyploids using colchicin
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2019, 09:47:43 am »

Thanks, I honestly didnt even think about searching for posts about this topic, turns out there's a lot of great resources out there.
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