Assessment of the mutagenic potential of a fungicide Bavistin using multiple assays.

@article{Pandita1988AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the mutagenic potential of a fungicide Bavistin using multiple assays.},
  author={Tej K Pandita},
  journal={Mutation research},
  year={1988},
  volume={204 4},
  pages={627-43}
}
The fungicide Bavistin was assessed for mutagenic potential by various assays. Bavistin was found to be unable to induce gene mutation in Salmonella typhimurium, but it was able to induce transfection inhibition in Mycobacterium smegmatis. Bavistin was able to induce immediate genotoxic effects in plants but these were not carried through in development as in the long term no genotoxic effects were observed by the progeny test. Bavistin did induce micronuclei formation and did cause an increase… CONTINUE READING