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Sir/maam, can u pls tell what is the purpose of chemical colchine and it is used to bring which process artificially? And also can u pls tell what is polyploidy and its significance.Thank you

Sir/maam, can u pls tell what is the purpose of chemical colchine and it is used to bring which process artificially? And also can u pls tell what is polyploidy and its significance.Thank you

Grade:10

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Umakant biswal
5359 Points
4 years ago
dear tanishq
Colchicine
 is an alkaloid derived from the autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale). It inhibits mitosis by inhibiting microtubule polymerization. While colchicine is not used to treat cancer in humans, it is commonly used to treat acute attacks of gout. 
it will supress the cell division . 

Polyploidy is the process of genome doubling that gives rise to organisms with multiple sets of chromosomes. 
it causes various disorder in body . 
HOPE IT CLEARS 
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