Methodology of Genotoxic and Teratogenic Studies in Rats

  • Eyyup RencuzogullariEmail author
  • Muhsin Aydin
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1797)


The genotoxicity methods applied to rats are tests that can detect any damage, including changes in the number of chromosomes or in the structure of chromosomes, and nucleotide changes with structural abnormality in the DNA of animal cells. However, the method of teratogenicity is used to detect the effects of chemicals which cause congenital defects in living organisms. This study contains information about the effectiveness, reliability, ways of application, and methodology of genotoxic and teratogenic methods applied in vivo in rats.

Key words

Teratogenicity Genotoxicity Mutagenicity Rats Mouse Rodents 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and LettersAdiyaman UniversityAdiyamanTurkey

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