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Subject: What effect should ethidium bromide have on paramecium?

Date: Sat Oct 21 13:32:09 2000
Posted by Tessa
Grade level: undergrad School: SUNY Plattsburgh
City: Plattsburgh State/Province: NY Country: USA
Area of science: Genetics
ID: 972149529.Ge

I am doing an experiement using ethidium bromide as a mutagen.  However, 
at first my paramecium grew to three time their normal size and a week 
later they were back to normal.  Upon testing them with KCl and BaCl they 
did react differently than the wildtype paramecium.  The onle explanation 
for this I can think of is the fact that they stopped synthesizing protein 
and were ready to die.  Do you have any other suggestions?

Re: What effect should ethidium bromide have on paramecium?

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