Chromosome Aberrations Induction in Freshwater Mussel Dreissena polymorpha on 3-Methylcholanthrene Exposure
P. Woznicki
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Department of Ichthyology, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn,
Oczapowskiego 5, 10-957 Olsztyn, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2005;14(6):837-840
The influence of 3-methylcholanthrene to zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) larvae was studied. The artificial spawning of zebra mussels was used for obtaining larvae. Two different concentrations of 3-methylcholanthrene were used. The chromosome analysis showed a significant increase in chromosome aberrations (CA) at the higher concentration of the compound. The resistance of zebra mussel larvae to the lower concentration of 3-methylcholanthrene indicated that zebra mussel larvae are probably not sensitive enough for the study of genotoxicity of the compounds from the PAH group.
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