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Effects of Grewia populifolia Extracts on the Development of Chick Embryos

Naturevolume 191pages506507 (1961) | Download Citation



IN the course of screening work with various plant extracts for their carcinolytic activities, Grewia populifolia extract was found to have anti-tumour activities when injected in rats bearing rhabdomyosarcoma (Kundu et al., unpublished work). It was decided to inject this extract into fertile eggs to study its effects on the organogeny of early chick embryos in a way similar to that of Jurand1.

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  1. Department of Cell Research and Chemotherapy, Chittaranjan National Cancer Research Centre, 37 S.P. Mookerji Road, Calcutta, 26

    • S. K. BRAHMA
    •  & N. KUNDU


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