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- GENOTOXIC AND MUTAGENIC EFFECTS OF DIFLUBENZURON, AN INSECT GROWTH REGULATOR, ON MICE
- Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados (UFGD)
- Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS)
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
- This study assessed the genotoxic and mutagenic potential of diflubenzuron (DFB) insecticide in mice. Mice were divided into five groups: group I: negative control; group II: positive control; group III: 0.3 mg/kg of DFB; group IV: 1 mg/kg of DFB; group V: 3 mg/kg DFB. Peripheral blood was collected for the comet assay and the micronucleus (MN) test. DFB increased incidence of comet formation at all doses tested. A rise in the frequency of MN in mouse peripheral blood was observed 24, 48, and 72 h postexposure at all doses tested. Data demonstrate that DFB exerts genotoxic and mutagenic effects in a dose-dependent manner.
- Journal Of Toxicology And Environmental Health-part A-current Issues. Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis Inc, v. 76, n. 17, p. 1003-1006, 2013.
- Taylor & Francis Inc
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