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Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 48–52 | Cite as

Euglena gracilis as a supplementary test organism for detecting biologically active compounds

  • M. Mačor
  • J. Beňo
  • J. Grones
  • P. Siekel
  • J. Novotný
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Abstract

The mutagenic activity of more than 120 antimicrobial agents and protective components was investigated. Only Kathon showed a consistent increase in revertant counts in the Ames test onSalmonella typhimurium. The hereditary bleaching test onEuglena gracilis used for detecting extranuclear mutations, showed positive results for Kathon, triethanolamine and diamine silver tetraborate.

Keywords

Ames Test Hydrolyze Collagen Tinuvin Protex Bronopol 
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© Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 2 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Mačor
    • 1
  • J. Beňo
    • 1
  • J. Grones
    • 1
  • P. Siekel
    • 2
  • J. Novotný
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of ScienceComenius UniversityBratislava
  2. 2.Slovnaft VURUPBratislavaSlovakia

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