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Main Title Reduction of Genotoxicity of a Creosote-Contaminated Soil After Fungal Treatment Determined by the 'Tradescantia-micronucleus' Test.
Author Baud-Grasset, S. ; Baud-Grasset, F. ; Bifulco, J. M. ; Meier, J. R. ; Ma, T. H. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;International Technology Corp., Cincinnati, OH. ;Western Illinois Univ., Macomb. Dept. of Biological Sciences. ;Technology Applications, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-93/495;
Stock Number PB94-130077
Additional Subjects Environmental tests ; Soil analysis ; Biotechnology ; Field tests ; Creosote ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Toxic materials ; Tradescantia ; Genetic engineering ; Mutations ; Fungi ; Reprints ; Bioremediation ; Hazardous waste sites ; Genotoxicity ; Phanerochaete chrysosporium
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NTIS  PB94-130077 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The fungal degradation of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in a contaminated soil from a hazardous waste site was evaluated in a pilot-scale study. As some PAH are known to be mutagens, the Tradescantia-micronucleus test (TRAD-MCN) was selected to evaluate the genotoxicity of the soil before and after fungal treatment. The genotoxicity test was conducted with Tradescantia clone 4430. Cuttings were exposed for 30 hours to different dilutions of soil extracts from the PAH-contaminated soil before and after fungal treatment. The results indicate that the Trad-MCN test has a potential utility for evaluating the efficiency of bioremediation of genotoxic soil contaminants. (Copyright (c) 1993 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.)