Long-Term Monitoring of Cytogenetic Aberrations in Adolescents of a Large Industrial Town

Long-Term Monitoring of Cytogenetic Aberrations in Adolescents of a Large Industrial Town Long-term cytogenetic monitoring was carried out in adolescents of the town of Kemerovo. In total, aberrant metaphase frequency increased from 1.53% in 1992 to 4.40% in 1996 in Kemerovo adolescents, being significantly higher than a control frequency from 1993 to 1996. In all samples, chromosome aberrations mostly included acentric fragments, while exchanges were rare. The highest number of aberrations per aberrant metaphase was 2 in Kemerovo adolescents and 1 in the control sample. The observed increase in total number of chromosome aberrations suggests that the mutagenic effect of chemical environmental pollutants on Kemerovo adolescents increased over the five years. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

Long-Term Monitoring of Cytogenetic Aberrations in Adolescents of a Large Industrial Town

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 2001 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Biomedicine; Human Genetics
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