Mitosis: Using a toxic compound from the yew tree in cancer therapy
In this lab you will answer the big question of how a poison extracted from a plant can affect cell division. You will learn about the progression of the mitosis phase using an onion root tip. You will also utilize a light and fluorescence microscope to learn the regulation of the cell cycle.
- The Eukaryotic Cell
- Cell Division
- Cell Culture
- DNA Packaging
- Cell Cycle
- Cell Cycle Checkpoint
- Cyclin and Cyclin Dependent Kinase
- Mitosis and Meiosis Comparison
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