Activation of chemicals into mutagens by green plants: A preliminary discussion

Michael Jacob Plewa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This paper is a review of recent studies that demonstrate the activation of chemicals (especially pesticides) into mutagens by green plants. Such activation of pesticides may be hazardous to the public health because of their widespread use in agriculture and the current lack of information that exists about such processes. The mutagenic properties of the s-triazine herbicides (atrazine, simazine, and cyanazine) as exhibited in various assay systems are discussed. In vivo, in vitro, and in situ plant assays are presented, and the maize wx locus assay is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalEnvironmental Health Perspectives
VolumeVol. 27
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

Fingerprint

Viridiplantae
Mutagens
Pesticides
Simazine
Atrazine
Triazines
Herbicides
Agriculture
Zea mays
Public Health
cyanazine
In Vitro Techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

Cite this

Activation of chemicals into mutagens by green plants : A preliminary discussion. / Plewa, Michael Jacob.

In: Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. Vol. 27, 01.01.1978, p. 45-50.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{6144d8e44dba4f28ae5360195f595402,
title = "Activation of chemicals into mutagens by green plants: A preliminary discussion",
abstract = "This paper is a review of recent studies that demonstrate the activation of chemicals (especially pesticides) into mutagens by green plants. Such activation of pesticides may be hazardous to the public health because of their widespread use in agriculture and the current lack of information that exists about such processes. The mutagenic properties of the s-triazine herbicides (atrazine, simazine, and cyanazine) as exhibited in various assay systems are discussed. In vivo, in vitro, and in situ plant assays are presented, and the maize wx locus assay is discussed.",
author = "Plewa, {Michael Jacob}",
year = "1978",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "Vol. 27",
pages = "45--50",
journal = "Environmental Health Perspectives",
issn = "0091-6765",
publisher = "Public Health Services, US Dept of Health and Human Services",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Activation of chemicals into mutagens by green plants

T2 - A preliminary discussion

AU - Plewa, Michael Jacob

PY - 1978/1/1

Y1 - 1978/1/1

N2 - This paper is a review of recent studies that demonstrate the activation of chemicals (especially pesticides) into mutagens by green plants. Such activation of pesticides may be hazardous to the public health because of their widespread use in agriculture and the current lack of information that exists about such processes. The mutagenic properties of the s-triazine herbicides (atrazine, simazine, and cyanazine) as exhibited in various assay systems are discussed. In vivo, in vitro, and in situ plant assays are presented, and the maize wx locus assay is discussed.

AB - This paper is a review of recent studies that demonstrate the activation of chemicals (especially pesticides) into mutagens by green plants. Such activation of pesticides may be hazardous to the public health because of their widespread use in agriculture and the current lack of information that exists about such processes. The mutagenic properties of the s-triazine herbicides (atrazine, simazine, and cyanazine) as exhibited in various assay systems are discussed. In vivo, in vitro, and in situ plant assays are presented, and the maize wx locus assay is discussed.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0018195744&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0018195744&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 367774

AN - SCOPUS:0018195744

VL - Vol. 27

SP - 45

EP - 50

JO - Environmental Health Perspectives

JF - Environmental Health Perspectives

SN - 0091-6765

ER -