Micronucleus test in fish genome: A sensitive monitor for aquatic pollution

  title={Micronucleus test in fish genome: A sensitive monitor for aquatic pollution},
  author={Fagr Kh. Ali and Ahmed M. El-Shehawi and Mohamed A. Seehy},
  journal={African Journal of Biotechnology},
The aquatic environment makes up the major part of our environment and resources, therefore its safety is directly related to the safety our health. In this study, three tilapia species (Oreochromis niloticus, Oreochromis aureus and Tilapia zilli) and Clarias gariepinus were employed to estimate water pollution using micronucleus (MN) test. The test has been used successfully as a mutagenic assay. It is simple, reliable, sensitive, and it does not depend on any karyotypic characteristics. Fish… 

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