Nonspecific light loss and intrinsic DNA variation problems associated with feulgen DNA cytophotometry.

Nonspecific light loss by the cell-wall-plus-cytoplasm (CWC) can cause a 50% increase in Feulgen absorption units in peanut root-tip nuclei as determined by scanning at 450 nm, whereas this phenomenon is not evident with chicken erythrocytes. A two wavelength scanning method of subtracting nonspecific 450 nm absorption from 550 nm Feulgen absorption values… CONTINUE READING