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Application of micronucleus assay in plants to monitor environmental pollution in situ

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Samples of 5 vascular plant species: Achillea millefolium L., Artemisia vulgaris L., Festuca gigantea (L.) VILL., Ranunculus acris L. s. str. and Vicia angustifolia L. were collected
near Fuel Storage Station, Chemical Fibre Factory “Wistom” in Tomaszów Mazowiecki and Sewage
Treatment Plant in Sulejów. Genotoxicity of environmental pollution was analysed using micronucleus
assays in pollen mother and root tip cells in comparison with plant material collected in the Tatra
and Babia G óra National Parks. Abnorm alities in morphology of plants growing in polluted areas
were also found. The cytogenetical analyses revealed positive correlation between the percentage
of micronuclei and the presence of heavy metals in soil. Pollen mother cells (germ line) were
found more susceptible to DNA damage as compared with root tip cells (somatic line).
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2008
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http://hdl.handle.net/11089/12319
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bwmeta1.element.hdl_11089_12319
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