Investigation of coffee in Drosophila genotoxicity tests.


Two preparations of coffee (instant coffee and freeze-dried home-brew coffee) were tested in different mutagenicity assays in germ cells as well as in somatic cells of Drosophila melanogaster. The three end-points assayed in germ cells were sex-linked recessive lethals (mainly gene mutations and small chromosome aberrations), dominant lethals (cytotoxic… (More)