1990 Volume 55 Issue 3 Pages 349-355
The effect of malathion and tamaron insecticides on Vicia faba root tip cells was studied. The results showed that malathion increased MI% after 4 and 6 hrs treatments, while tamaron decreased MI% severely. Both insecticides altered mitotic phase percentages and induced a number of chromosomal anomalies.
The two insecticides with the concentrations and time of durations applied increased protein content of the root tips. Malathion decreased DNA content, while tamaron showed nearly the same values as the control.