Genotoxicity of field-collected inter-tidal sediments from Cork Harbor, Ireland, to juvenile turbot (Scophthalmus maximus L.) as measured by the Comet assay.

@article{Kilemade2004GenotoxicityOF,
  title={Genotoxicity of field-collected inter-tidal sediments from Cork Harbor, Ireland, to juvenile turbot (Scophthalmus maximus L.) as measured by the Comet assay.},
  author={Michael Kilemade and Mark G J Hartl and Dennis P. Sheehan and Carmel Mothersill and Frank F N A M van Pelt and John O'Halloran and Nora M O'brien},
  journal={Environmental and molecular mutagenesis},
  year={2004},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={56-64}
}
The alkaline single cell gel electrophoresis (SCGE) or Comet assay was employed to test the potential of surficial sediment collected from Cork Harbor, Ireland, to induce DNA damage in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus L.) in a laboratory exposure experiment. Turbot were exposed for 21 days to field-collected sediment from Cork Harbor and from a relatively clean reference site at Ballymacoda and sampled at 0, 7, 14, and 21 days. As a positive control for the sediment exposure experiment, a subsample… CONTINUE READING