Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 31, No. 6, 2000, pp. 442–443. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 6, 2000, pp. 476–477. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2000 by Kryukov. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Effects of Lead on the Induction of Micronuclei in Anuran Larvae V. I. Kryukov Research Institute of New Medical Technologies, Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation, pr. Lenina 108, Tula 300 026, Russia Received April 6, 1999 Key words: lead, mutagenicity, micronuclei, amphibians As a result of technogenic environmental pollution, deals with the induction of micronuclei in the periph- many ecosystems accumulate heavy metals, including eral blood cells of green toad (Bufo viridis) tadpoles exposed to the effect of lead at different concentrations lead. This metal proved to be capable of inducing muta- for different periods of time. tions in different species of organisms. However, the level of genetic hazard it creates to anuran larvae, Tadpoles collected in a temporary artiﬁcial water which are an important component of aquatic ecosys- body were at developmental stages 46 and 47 according tems, has not been assessed adequately. This work to the classiﬁcation proposed by Dabagyan and Slepts- Table 1. Frequencies of erythrocytes with micronuclei in the peripheral blood of Bufo
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