CYTOLOGIA
Online ISSN : 1348-7019
Print ISSN : 0011-4545
Mutagenic Potential of the Condiments, Ginger and Turmeric
Susan AbrahamSuresh K. AbrahamG. Radhamony
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1976 Volume 41 Issue 3-4 Pages 591-595

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The effects of the two commonly used condiments, ginger and turmeric on cell divisions in root tip cells of onion have been studied. The predominant type of aberration in both cases was chromosome breakage. C-mitosis, somatic segregations, multipolar anaphases etc. were also observed. The present study has shown that extracts of fresh rhizomes of Zingiber officinale (ginger) and Curcuma longa (turmeric) are radiomimetic and may be mutagenic.

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