Accession Number : ADA299353

Title :   Environmental Effects of Dredging: Methods for the Assessment of the Genotoxic Effects of Environmental Contaminants. Glossary and References.

Descriptive Note : Technical notes,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Honeycutt, Michael E. ; Jarvis, A. S. ; McFarland, Victor A.

PDF Url : ADA299353

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This technical note is the third in a series of three that outline and describe the principal methods that have been developed to test the potential of environmental contaminants to cause mutagenic, carcinogenic, and teratogenic effects. The first in this series (EEDP-04-24) describes methods used to discern genotoxic effects at the sub cellular level, while the second (EEDP-04-25) describes methods used to discern genotoxic effects at the cellular and organ/organism level. Recent literature citations for each topic referenced in this series of technical notes are provided in this technical note, in addition to a glossary of terms. The information in these technical notes is intended to provide Corps of Engineers personnel with a working knowledge of the terminology and conceptual basis of genotoxicity testing. To develop an improved understanding of the concepts of genotoxicity, readers are encouraged to review "A Primer in Genotoxicity" (Jarvis, Reilly, and Lutz 1993), presented in Volume D-93-3 of the Environmental Effects of Dredging information exchange bulletin.

Descriptors :   *TOXICITY, *DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACIDS, *CARCINOGENS, *MUTAGENS, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), METABOLISM, CHROMOSOMES, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, CONTAMINANTS, TERATOGENIC COMPOUNDS, DREDGING, METABOLITES, DICTIONARIES, THERMAL SHOCK, HISTOPATHOLOGY, CHROMATIN, CYTOCHROME OXIDASE.

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Toxicology
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE