Mutagenic and antimutagenic properties of some lichen species grown in the Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey

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Aslan A. , GÜLLÜCE M., AĞAR G., KARADAYI M., Bozari S., ORHAN F.

CYTOLOGY AND GENETICS, vol.46, no.5, pp.291-296, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3103/s0095452712050039
  • Title of Journal : CYTOLOGY AND GENETICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.291-296


All the methanol extracts did not show mutagenic activity in Ames/Salmonella and Z. mays MI test systems. Furthermore, some extracts showed significant antimutagenic activity against 9-AA in Ames test system. Inhibition rates for 9-AA mutagenicity ranged from 25.51% (P. furfuracea-0.05 mu g/plate) to 66.14% (C. islandica-0.05 mu g/plate). In addition, all of the extracts showed significant antimutagenic activity against sodium azide (NaN3) mutagenicity on MI values of Z. mays.