Introduction: Natural Environmental Antimutagens

  • Thomas S. Matney
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 39)


The topic. Natural Environmental Antimutagens, is thoroughly and provocatively discussed by Dr. Ames in this Volume. I should like to make only one small addendum.


Metabolic Activation Chlorophyll Content Closed Circle Mutagenic Activity Specific Plant 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas S. Matney
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  1. 1.Health Science Center at HoustonUniversity of TexasHoustonUSA

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