Unformatted text preview: * Chemotherapy - various chemical have been found that will disrupt cell division. Vinblastine is obtained from periwinkle growing in the rain forests of Madagascar; this drug interferes with the formation of spindle fibers. Taxol is obtained from the bark of the Pacific Yew in the northwestern United States; this drug immobilizes the microtubules. (The Pacific Yew is rare. Three trees are required to treat one patient, and it takes 100 years for the yew to reach maturity)....
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- Fall '10
- cancerous cells, Pacific Yew, chromosomes. Cancerous cells