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Cell Biology International (2003) 27, 193–195 (Printed in Great Britain)
Heavy metals have a different action from aluminium in disrupting microtubules in Allium cepa meristematic cells
A. Dovgalyukab*, T. Kalynyakc and Ya.B. Blumea
aInstitute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering, Arcad. Zabolotnogo str., 148, 03143, Kiev, Ukraine
bInstitute of Ecology of Carpathians, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 11, Stephanyk Street, 79000 Lviv, Ukraine
cDepartment of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, 222-6174 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z3

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