Colchicine-induced paracrystals in the tapetum of wheat anthers.

  title={Colchicine-induced paracrystals in the tapetum of wheat anthers.},
  author={Michael D. Bennett and Janet B. Smith},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
Prolonged colchicine treatment induced the formation of numerous cytoplasmic para-crystals in tapetal cells of wheat anthers containing germ line cells at pre-meiotic mitosis or early pre-meiotic interphase. Such paracrystals were up to 8 microns long and 0.7 microns in diameter, and filled up to about 8% of the volume of the cytoplasm. Paracrystals were… CONTINUE READING