The micronucleus assay in Crassostrea gigas for the detection of seawater genotoxicity.

@article{Burgeot1995TheMA,
  title={The micronucleus assay in Crassostrea gigas for the detection of seawater genotoxicity.},
  author={Thierry Burgeot and Edouard His and François Galgani},
  journal={Mutation research},
  year={1995},
  volume={342 3-4},
  pages={125-40}
}
The micronucleus (MN) test was performed in vivo and in vitro on the oyster Crassostrea gigas to evaluate the genotoxic effect of the marine environment. In vitro tests were carried out on adult and young (spat) specimens exposed to benzo[a]pyrene (BaP: 0.5, 5, 500 and 1000 micrograms.l-1) and an effluent (5, 50, 75 and 100%) of Seine Bay, one of the most highly contaminated sites in France. MN frequency observed after 48 h exposure to the two pollutants was much greater in adults than spats. A… CONTINUE READING

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