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Mutagenicity of bi-, tri- and tetra-cyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the "taped-plate assay" and in the conventional salmonella mutagenicity assay



Mutagenicity of bi-, tri- and tetra-cyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the "taped-plate assay" and in the conventional salmonella mutagenicity assay



Mutation Research 204(2): 203-206



Aromatic hydrocarbons in the range of 1-4 nuclear rings were examined for mutagenicity in the so-called "taped-plate assay". This modification of the Ames assay is particularly equipped for the detection of volatile mutagens. Of the many compounds tested only phenanthrene, pyrene, benzo[c]phenanthrene and benzoacenaphthylene were positive in this assay. The present data underline the exceptional behaviour of fluoranthene by being a rather potent bacterial mutagen with a volatile nature (as found in a previous study).

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DOI: 10.1016/0165-1218(88)90090-0


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