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Main Title Tradescantia Micronucleus Bioassay: A Collaborative Study on Plant Genotoxicity Bioassays.
Author Ma, T. H. ; Cabrera, G. L. ; Chen, R. ; Gill, B. S. ; Sandhu, S. S. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Western Illinois Univ., Macomb. Dept. of Biological Sciences. ;Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro (Mexico). ;Charles River Analytics, Inc., Cambridge, MA. ;Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Rexdale. Biohazard Lab.
Publisher cNov 94
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/536;
Stock Number PB95-148987
Additional Subjects Bioassay ; Plants(Botany) ; Toxicity ; Toxic substances ; Pollutant identification ; Ecology ; Sodium azides ; International cooperation ; Validation ; Reliability ; Performance ; Chemical compounds ; Reprints ; Tradescantia micronucleus bioassay ; Urea/N-methyl-N-nitroso ; Glycerol/azido ; Maleic hydrazide
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-148987 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 13p
Four coded chemicals, azidoglycerol (AG), methyl nitrosourea (MNU), sodium azide (NaN3), and maleic hydrazide (MH) were tested with the Tradescantia micronucleus (Trad-MCN) bioassay by five independent laboratories from five different countries. The purpose of this international collaborative study was to evaluate four plant bioassays, of which the Trad-MCN assay was one, their sensitivity, efficiency, and reliability. The study was carried out under the auspices of the International Program on Chemical Safety, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations Environmental Program. The conclusions from this study suggest that under normal conditions, the Trad-MCN bioassay is an efficient and reliable short-term bioassay for clastogens. It is suitable for the rapid screening of chemicals, and also is specially qualified for in situ monitoring of ambient pollutants. (Copyright (c) 1994 Elsevier Science B.V.)