Germinal and somatic mutation induction in Drosophila after treatment of larvae with tritiated water

G. Ribas, C. Torres, M. Batiste-Alentorn, N. Xamena, A. Creus, R. Marcos

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Abstract

The present study was carried out to evaluate the mutagenicity of tritium, administered as tritiated water, in Drosophila melanogaster. Larvae were fed on tritium-treated medium during their development. Germinal and somatic mutation induction was detected by means of the sex-linked recessive lethal and the wing spot tests, respectively. Our results show that β-radiation from tritium is able to induce significant increases in the frequency of both germinal and somatic mutations. © 1992.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-46
JournalMutation Research/Genetic Toxicology
Volume278
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

Keywords

  • Drosophila melanogaster
  • Germinal mutation
  • Somatic mutation
  • Tritium

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