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Mutagenicity of ground water (in the bore-holes) in Ararat Valley (Armenia) detected by Trad-SHM bioassay.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12113766     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The genotoxicity of ground water from four bore-holes of different depths (40-120m) in the Ararat valley (Armenia) used both for drinking and irrigation was investigated. The frequency of recessive somatic mutations was determined using the Tradescantia-stamen-hair-mutation (Trad-SHM) test. The Tradescantia clone 02 was used. The pink mutation events (PMEs) were increased by 3.18-6.81-fold in comparison with the control depending both on the depth of subterranean water location and the increase of Na(+) ion concentration in these water samples. The peak frequency was found in water from the 40-45m depth. The deeper the bore-holes, the lower the mutagenicity of water and the concentration of Na(+) ions. Different types of mutant sector arrangements and their frequencies changed depending on the subterranean water depth.
Violetta S Pogosyan; Evelina A Aghajanyan; Anahit L Atoyants
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mutation research     Volume:  518     ISSN:  0027-5107     ISO Abbreviation:  Mutat. Res.     Publication Date:  2002 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-12     Completed Date:  2002-08-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400763     Medline TA:  Mutat Res     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Yerevan State University, Alek Manoukyan 1, Armenia.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Monitoring / methods
Fresh Water / analysis*
Mutagenicity Tests*
Mutagens / toxicity*
Plants / drug effects*,  genetics,  growth & development
Water Pollutants, Chemical / toxicity*
Water Supply / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Mutagens; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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