Effect of Nickel Sulfate on Yeast Growth and Cell Division/b>
Suliman M Hussein, Fauzia R El garabulli and Aml O Alhadad*
Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Benghazi University, Benghazi, Libya
*Corresponding Author: Aml O Alhadad, Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Benghazi University, Benghazi, Libya.
December 06, 2021; Published: December 29, 2021
Environmental factors influence carcinogenesis by interfering with a variety of cellular targets. Quantitative evaluation of genetic effects of atmospheric pollutant; ozone, cigarettes smoke and metals, have been performed in yeast system by many workers. In this work, the effect of nickel sulfate on growth and cell division was investigated in yeast culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). The results revealed that, there are significant changes in the yeast dry weight and cell number in samples treated with different concentrations (0, 4, 10, 20, 100, 200 ppm) for different time (4, 10, 24, 48h). These changes were concentration and time dependent. In addition, there were changes in size and shape of yeast cells and in colony size.
Keywords: Nickel Sulfate; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Dry Weight; Cell Division
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