Chaetophractus villosus as a sentinel organism: Baseline values of mitotic index, chromosome aberrations and sister chromatid exchanges.

  title={Chaetophractus villosus as a sentinel organism: Baseline values of mitotic index, chromosome aberrations and sister chromatid exchanges.},
  author={L. Rossi and J. P. Luaces and M. Browne and M. Chirino and M. S. Merani and M. Mudry},
  journal={Mutation research. Genetic toxicology and environmental mutagenesis},
  • L. Rossi, J. P. Luaces, +3 authors M. Mudry
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Mutation research. Genetic toxicology and environmental mutagenesis
Sentinel species are useful tools for studying the deleterious effects of xenobiotics on wildlife. The large hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus villosus) is the most abundant and widely distributed mammal in Argentina. It is a long-lived, omnivorous, burrowing species, with fairly restricted home ranges. To evaluate the level of spontaneous genetic damage in this mammal, we determined the baseline values of several genotoxicity biomarkers. The study included 20 C. villosus adults of both sexes… Expand
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