Mutagen Testing with the Soybean Assay

  • Baldev K. Vig
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series


The soybean (Glycine max) system tests for induction of somatic mosaicism on the leaves. This mosaicism results from genetic changes induced by the agent in question in one or more cells which are rapidly dividing. Any type of mosaicism which results in a phenotypically distinct marker can be used.


Compound Leaf Somatic Mosaicism Methyl Methane Sulfonate Simple Leaf Lateral Leaflet 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Baldev K. Vig
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of NevadaRenoUSA

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