Cytogenetic Studies in Animals

  • R. Julian Preston
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (volume 6)


It is clearly impossible to provide a detailed discussion of all the possible areas of research encompassed by the title of this presentation. The intention is to provide some indication of the types of cytogenetic assays that can be performed in order to indicate the clastogenic potential of an agent, whether the data obtained can reasonably be used to estimate the potential genetic or carcinogenic risk to man, and the possible ways in which results can be misinterpreted or over-interpreted.


Germ Cell Chromosome Aberration Spermatogonial Stem Cell Aberration Frequency Aberration Type 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Julian Preston
    • 1
  1. 1.Biology DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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