Genotoxicity of the Kishon River, Israel: the application of an in vitro cellular assay.

The alkaline comet assay, a sensitive method for DNA strand breaks and alkali labile site detection in individual cells, was employed here as an ecotoxicological monitoring tool for evaluation of genotoxicity in the Kishon River, Israel. This river, the most polluted river in Israel, has recently elicited major public concern with regard to cancer… CONTINUE READING