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Main Title Comparison of Mutagen Accumulation in 3 Estuarine Species Using the Salmonella/Microsome Activation System.
Author Sparks, Timothy H. ; Baylis, John R. ; Chang, Clifford W. J. ;
CORP Author University of West Florida, Pensacola.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-R-806108 ;EPA-R-866339; EPA-600/J-81-544 ; ERL.GB-0222
Stock Number PB82-207754
Additional Subjects Mutagens ; Shellfish ; Estuaries ; Shrimp ; Oysters ; Reprints ; Ames tests ; Crassostrea virginica ; Mogulla ; Salmonella typhimurium
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-207754 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 9p
Three estuarine organisms--oysters (Crassostrea virginica), sea squirts (Mogulla sp.), and shrimp (Peneaus sp.)--were examined for Ames test detectable levels of mutagens. Whole-tissue extracts of these organisms were made and tested using Salmonella typhimurium strains TA98, TA100, TA1535, and TA1538, with and without S9 activation. Positive results were obtained with sea squirts and shrimp extracts. Activation was not necessary to show activity. Toxicity was encountered with oyster extracts. Histidine, a possible source of false positives, was eliminated from shrimp extracts using XAD-2 resin and thick-layer chromatography.