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.
|Journal||Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1992|
- Drosophila melanogaster
- Germinal mutation
- Somatic mutation