Mutagenicity of atrazine: A maize-microbe bioassay

Michael Jacob Plewa, James M. Gentile

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Abstract

A water-soluble extract from maize plants grown in the presence of atrazine contained a mutagenic agent(s) when tested on strains of yeast. Atrazine alone or control plants not treated with atrazine did not express mutagenic properties. The reversion frequency at the waxy locus in pollen grains from plants grown in atrazine was higher than in control plants. We suggest that atrazine may be degraded by the plant into environmental mutagenic agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
JournalMutation Research/Environmental Mutagenesis and Related Subjects
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1976

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Atrazine
Bioassay
Biological Assay
Zea mays
Plant Extracts
Pollen
Yeast
Yeasts
Water

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  • Genetics

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Mutagenicity of atrazine : A maize-microbe bioassay. / Plewa, Michael Jacob; Gentile, James M.

In: Mutation Research/Environmental Mutagenesis and Related Subjects, Vol. 38, No. 4, 08.1976, p. 287-292.

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Plewa, Michael Jacob ; Gentile, James M. / Mutagenicity of atrazine : A maize-microbe bioassay. In: Mutation Research/Environmental Mutagenesis and Related Subjects. 1976 ; Vol. 38, No. 4. pp. 287-292.
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