Comparative Mutagenic Evaluation of Some Industrial Compounds

  • N. Loprieno
  • A. Abbondandolo


In the past few years, a number of compounds of industrial relevance have been tested by our group, using test systems for the detection of genetic effects in bacteria, yeasts, cultured mammalian cells, and laboratory animals. Essentially, the aim of such studies is to collect data which allow an evaluation of the possible genotoxic activity of chemicals produced on an industrial scale, molecules to which human exposure is unique with respect to intensity, duration, or possibility of synergistic effects.


Gene Conversion Vinyl Chloride Chromosome Aberration Styrene Oxide Oxide Styrene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Loprieno
    • 1
  • A. Abbondandolo
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratories di Genetica dell’Universita di PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Laboratorio di Mutagenesi e Differenziamento CNRIstituto di Antropologia e Paleontologia Umana dell’Universita Degli StudiePisaItaly

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