Genotoxicity and bioaccumulation of methyl mercury and mercuric chloride in vivo in the newt Pleurodeles waltl.

@article{Zoll1988GenotoxicityAB,
  title={Genotoxicity and bioaccumulation of methyl mercury and mercuric chloride in vivo in the newt Pleurodeles waltl.},
  author={Cheryl Cydney Zoll and E Saouter and Alain Boudou and F Ribeyre and Andr{\'e} Jaylet},
  journal={Mutagenesis},
  year={1988},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={337-43}
}
Larvae and embryos of the urodele amphibian Pleurodeles waltl were raised for several days in water containing low concentrations of methyl mercuric chloride (CH3HgCl) or mercuric chloride (HgCl2). Examination of squash preparations from treated embryos showed that both compounds induced chromosome breaks and c-mitosis. Examination of blood smears from the… CONTINUE READING