Chemical mutagenesis : From plants to human

  title={Chemical mutagenesis : From plants to human},
  author={Adayapalam Tyagarajan Natarajan},
Following the discovery that chemicals, like ionizing radiation, can induce mutations in Drosophila in the 1940s, work on chemical mutagenesis was started in many parts of the world. At the Botany Division of Indian Agricultural Research Institute, chemical mutagenesis studies in crop plants were initiated by M. S. Swaminathan in the 1950s. This brief review deals with progress of chemical mutagenesis studies, which started with plants and has been extended to rodents and humans over the years… CONTINUE READING