Biochemical and Genotoxicological Monitoring of Ecosystems with Special Reference to Lake Baikal and Northern Black Sea

  • Sergey V. Kotelevtsev
  • Ludmila I. Stepanova
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 90)


The test-systems for biological indication and biological monitoring of carcinogenic and mutagenic compounds in water ecosystems are demonstrated the increasing content of mutagenic compounds in the tissues of the fresh water and marine animal. We use the Ames test for assay of tissue extracts from the water animals. The mutagen content in tissue of fish and other water animals was found in different region of Caspian and Black Sea, Rybinsk Reservoir and Baikal Lake.


Digestion Gland Hermit Crab Rybinsk Reservoir Ames Test Direct Mutagen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergey V. Kotelevtsev
    • 1
  • Ludmila I. Stepanova
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory Physical-Chemistry Biomembrane, Department of BiologyM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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