In Situ Monitoring of Environmental Clastogens Using Tradescantia-Micronucleus Bioassay

  • Te-Hsiu Ma
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 38)


In order to safeguard environmental quality and to detect health hazards directly in the real life situation, effective in situ monitoring bioassays are needed. Based upon a recent review, 17 major groups of organisms across the plant and animal kingdoms can be used in the in situ monitoring of environmental mutagens and clastogens (Ma and Harris, 1985). About 200 articles involving some 40 different bioassays have been published since the late 1960s; most of these were published in the last decade.


Brackish Water Radon Concentration Residential House Gaseous Agent Environmental Mutagen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Te-Hsiu Ma
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  1. 1.Department of Biological Sciences and Institute for Environmental ManagementWestern Illinois UniversityMacombUSA

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