Mitotoxicity was monitored in terms of change in mitotic index (MI) and amitotic index (AMI) and karyotoxicity by percentage of mitotic anomalies (MA). These parameters were calculated with the help of following formula: (a)MitoticIndex=NumberofdividingcellsTotalno.ofcells×100(b)AMI=NumberofactivelydividingcellsTotalno.ofcells×100(c)%ofMitoticAnomaliescell’s=NumberofcellsshowinganomaliesNumberofcellsinmitoticphase×100
Decitabine mouse Leaf is simple, cauline, ramal, opposite, decusate in early stages but becomes alternate later. Petiole size 10–16 cm, hollow sometimes solids, glabrous, lamina, palmately lobbed, lobes 7–11 ovate to acute, margin serate, dentate, dorsiventral and reticulate venation present (Table 1). There are two-nector secretary disc present at the base of joint of lamina and petiole. Leaves are light in colour, smaller in size with some brown patches, petiole size is 7–10 cm, lobes are 7–10 in numbers (Table 2, Plate 1).
The leaf collected from non-polluted site is characterized by singled layer of epidermis covered with thin cuticle and both types of trichomes; but in polluted leaf only non glandular trichomes are present. Midrib contains 10–14 layers of collenchyma below the Selleck Volasertib upper epidermis and 5–6 layers of collenchyma below the upper epidermis; four vascular bundles present in centre, mesophyll differentiated into single layer palisade and 2–3 spongy parenchyma (Plate 2; a&b). But in case of those plants which are collected from the area affected with industrial effluent, leaf shows 13–14 layers collenchyma below the upper epidermis and 6–7 layers of collenchyma below the upper epidermis; only two vascular bundles in midrib; micro and rosette crystals present in both the cases but prismatic crystals are absent in affected plant leaves (Plate 2; c&d). Root meristem study of this plant revealed that mitotic and interphasic anomalies are induced by
the different concentrations of industrial effluent. Cycle industry effluent exhibits the inhibitory effect on mitotic index with 50% and 100% effluent concentrations. In control sets 5.666% root meristem cells are actively dividing. The value of AMI again decreased in effluent treated sets except in 50% effluent, where the value of AMI shows slight enhancement. In control root meristem shows more or less normal mitosis having anomalies just about 0.025%. The Oxymatrine anomalies in these root tips are clumping of chromatin material, stickiness of same chromosome at metaphase and micronuclei at telophase stage. The treatment set with industrial effluent revealed several types of cytological anomalies during mitosis (Fig. 1). The lower concentration of effluent induces lesser percent of anomalies than the higher concentration. The industrial effluent also promotes several types of irregularities such as stickiness of chromatin, clumped metaphase, laggard at anaphase as well as at metaphase stages and micronuclei.