Genotoxicity of organic pollutants in source of drinking water on microalga Euglena gracilis.

@article{Li2009GenotoxicityOO,
  title={Genotoxicity of organic pollutants in source of drinking water on microalga Euglena gracilis.},
  author={Mei Li and Changwei Hu and Xiangyu Gao and Yue Xu and Xin Qian and Murray T Brown and Yibin Cui},
  journal={Ecotoxicology},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={669-76}
}
The potential toxicities of organic pollutants in the drinking water source at Meiliang Bay of Lake Taihu were investigated by comet assay and antioxidant enzyme approach on microalgae Euglena gracilis. The organic extracts of the water samples could induce DNA damage on microalgae cells. Statistically significant differences (P < 0.05) were observed at groups of 0.3x, 3x and 10x concentrations compared with the control and a solvent control (DMSO). The organic extracts also affected… CONTINUE READING