INDUCTION OF MICRONUCLEI IN CHALCALBURNUS TARICHI (PALLAS, 1811) EXPOSED TO SUB-LETHAL CONCENTRATIONS OF METHYL PARATHION


Kankaya E., Arslan O. C., PARLAK H., Unal G.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.21, no.6, pp.1417-1421, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1417-1421
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The micronucleus assay (MNT) is a mutagenicity test system for determining pollution and chemicals causing changes in DNA fragments, such as micronuclei (MN) in the cytoplasm of interphase cells. Damage caused in the DNA by genotoxic pollutants is the first consequence occurring in the aquatic organisms. The MNT in fish erythrocytes has increasingly been used to detect the genotoxic effects of environmental mutagens, and its frequency is considered to reflect the genotoxic damage to cells, mainly the chromosomes.