Silver staining of Musa chromosomes
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Pillay, M. & Adeleke, M. (2001). Silver staining of Musa L. chromosomes. Cytologia, 66(1), 33-37.
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Cytological studies in Musa spp. L. are hampered by the small size and poor staining ability of the chromosomes. The aim of this experiment was to use silver nitrate as a staining agent for Musa chromosomes. The results of this study showed that silver nitrate is a useful alternative stain for cytological studies in Musa. The silver staining procedure was very effective for demonstrating the structure of prophase stages of meiosis.
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