Date of Award

Spring 1984

Document Type



Life & Environmental Sciences

First Advisor

James Manion

Second Advisor

Rev. Joseph Harrington

Third Advisor

Barry Ferst


A growth curve was constructed for SCCVII-SF, a mouse squamous cell carcinoma cell line, in a culture of modified q-crle's medium. A toxicity curve was constructed for vincristine ,nd SCCVII-SF cells in the exponential phase of growth. Cells in mid-exponential phase were treated with a subtoxic level of vincristine for four hours. A count of mitotic cells was taken at intervals to determine whether vincristine caused a buildup of cells in mitosis after its removal. Results showed that cells continued to collect in mitosis for four hours after the removal of vincristine.