Advances in Mutagenesis Research

  • Günter Obe

Part of the Advances in Mutagenesis Research book series (MUTAGENESIS, volume 1)

About this book


The new field of applied genetic research, genetic toxicology and mutation research investigates the mutagenicity and cancerogenicity of chemicals and other agents. Permanent changes in genes and chromosomes, or genome mutations, can be induced by a plethora of agents, including ionizing and nonionizing radiations, chemicals, and viruses. Mutagenesis research has two aims: (1) to understand the molecular mechanisms leading to mutations, and (2) to prevent a thoughtless introduction of mutagenic agents into our environment. Both aspects, namely, basic and applied, will be treated in the new series Advances in Mutagenesis Research.


Cancerogene Stoffe Cancerogenicity DNA Environmental Stress Mutagenicity Mutationen Mutations Radiation Strahlung Umweltbelastung development environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Günter Obe
    • 1
  1. 1.FB9 der Universität Gesamthochschule EssenEssen 1Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74957-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74955-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0938-4065
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