Nonmutagenic activity of the nitroprusside

Z. Bodi, K. Antal, J. Szabad

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The mutagenic activity of pentacyanonitrosylferrate (II) (NP) was studied by the prophage induction and the Drosophila mosaic test. On the basis of plaque and mosaic spot induction frequencies it is concluded that both NP and its adenine complex are nonmutagenic as to induction of chromosome breaks and point mutations. The nonmutagenic activity of NP can be attributed to its nonpermeability through cell membranes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-68
Number of pages8
JournalActa biologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1981

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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