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What will the likely effects of crystallized filaments in plant cells be? I had noticed that moth balls (para dichlorbenzene) tends within a very short temperature range to transform from a solid to gas and back to solid in the form of crystal filaments. I been wondering about the likely effects of an experiment in which a plant is placed in a chamber saturated with the fumes of a substance that had the same transformation properties of its state but none of the toxic effects be on the plants and will such filaments form inside the cell and rearrange its DNA strands or kill it outright?



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The following might be helpful:

http://biowww.clemson.edu/biolab/mitosis.html
http://koning.ecsu.ctstateu.edu/Plant_Physiology/osmosis.html

Sincerely,

Anthony R. Brach



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