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Fungal Mutations Obtained with Methyl Xanthines


IN studying the ability of various chemicals to induce mutations in fungi, we found a very striking effect of the two purine compounds, caffeine and theophylline, which seems to be of interest from several points of view.

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FRIES, N., KIHLMAN, B. Fungal Mutations Obtained with Methyl Xanthines. Nature 162, 573–574 (1948).

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