• Rouben Aroutiounian
  • Galina Hovhannisyan
  • Gennady Gasparian
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The genetic effects of electromagnetic waves can be detected by different test-systems. The mutagenic effect of ionizing radiation can be developed on the levels of DNA and/or chromosomes. In numerous researches efficiency of micronucleus assay, alkaline single-cell gel electrophoresis, chromosomal aberrations test and FISH-technique and their different combinations for the detection of ionizing radiation-induced genotoxic effects are discussed. Also some molecular-biological approaches developed in the last years are presented.


Comet Assay Chromosome Aberration Chromosome Painting Chernobyl Accident Ataxia Telangiectasia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rouben Aroutiounian
    • 1
  • Galina Hovhannisyan
    • 1
  • Gennady Gasparian
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Genetics and CytologyYerevan State UniversityYerevanArmenia

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