To extend the data on the mutagenic effects of intercalating agents in Drosophila melanogaster, chloroquine and quinacrine were tested for the induction of genetic damage in D. melanogaster males. Sex-linked recessive lethals and sex-chromosome loss induction were studied following treatment of adult males using a feeding technique. Our results show that both intercalating compounds increase significantly the frequency of sex-linked recessive lethals, but are unable to induce sex-chromosome loss in male germ cells under the conditions of testing. © 1985.
|Journal||Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1985|