Folia Microbiologica

, 39:301

Antimutagenic properties of fresh-water blue-green algae

Authors

  • N. Lahitová
    • Institute of Molecular and Subcellular BiologyComenius University
  • M. Doupovcová
    • Institute of Molecular and Subcellular BiologyComenius University
  • J. Zvonár
    • Research Institute for Human Bioclimatology
  • J. Chandoga
    • Research Institute for Human Bioclimatology
  • G. Hocman
    • Research Institute for Human Bioclimatology
Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF02814317

Cite this article as:
Lahitová, N., Doupovcová, M., Zvonár, J. et al. Folia Microbiol (1994) 39: 301. doi:10.1007/BF02814317

Abstract

The antimutagenic properties of whole fresh-water blue-green algaeAphanisomenon flos-aquae, marketed under the commercial name “Alpha Sun” were tested using the Ames test. Simultaneous addition of both algae and Nitrovin (a mutagen) to the test medium did not reduce the mutagenic activity. On the other hand, addition of freeze-dried blue-green algae to the test medium 2–24 h before the application of mutagen reduced its mutagenic activity.

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