Basic and Applied Mutagenesis

With Special Reference to Agricultural Chemicals in Developing Countries

  • Amir Muhammed
  • R. C. von Borstel
  • Dorothy Woslyng

Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Amir Muhammed
      Pages 3-6
    3. M. F. Janjua
      Pages 7-10
    4. Roger Revelle
      Pages 11-26
  3. Risks to Human Health Induced by Pesticides

  4. Basic Studies Related to Mutagenesis and Carcinogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Matthews O. Bradley
      Pages 99-109
    3. R. C. von Borstel, P. J. Hastings
      Pages 121-145
    4. Robert H. Haynes, Bernard A. Kunz
      Pages 147-156
  5. Mutagenic, Teratogenic, and Predictive Carcinogenic Studies of Pesticides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Shahbeg S. Sandhu, Michael D. Waters, Vincent F. Simmon, Kristien E. Mortelmans, Ann D. Mitchell, Ted Jorgenson et al.
      Pages 185-219
    3. Friederike Eckardt, R. C. von Borstel
      Pages 221-248
  6. Appendix I — Protocols

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Friederike Eckardt, Wolfram Siede
      Pages 305-322
    3. Michael J. Plewa
      Pages 323-328
    4. Baldev K. Vig
      Pages 329-336
    5. H. F. Stich, W. Stich, M. P. Rosin
      Pages 337-342
    6. F. E. Würgler, U. Graf
      Pages 343-372
    7. F. E. Würgler, H. Frei
      Pages 373-394
  7. Appendix Pesticides Registered in Pakistan

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. Amir Muhammed, R. C. von Borstel, Dorothy Woslyng
      Pages 397-401
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 403-441

About this book


The aim of the editors of this volume is to use basic and ap­ plied studies in the field of mutagenesis to approach a problem of especial concern. The problem is that of the usage of toxic chemi­ cals, particularly agricultural chemicals, in ever-increasing quan­ tities in those parts of the world that feed the most people. Agri­ cultural chemicals that are in use in Pakistan are emphasized here. These are the same chemicals that are in use throughout the develop­ ing world, although the quantities of the different types that are used may vary from country to country, and from region to region within countries. A number of these chemicals can no longer be sold in Europe or in the United States, and it is often difficult to iden­ tify a scientific reason as to why they are sold at all. It is ironic that toxic chemicals are used as a humanitarian device to rid the world of Pestilence and Famine -- two of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse. If we do not wish poisonous chemicals to become the fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse, then we must begin now to identify and regulate the large-scale usage of toxic sub­ stances everywhere.


DNA mutagen mutagenesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Amir Muhammed
    • 1
  • R. C. von Borstel
    • 2
  • Dorothy Woslyng
    • 2
  1. 1.Pakistan Agricultural Research CouncilIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.The University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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