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Effects of cadmium on development time and prepupal puffing pattern of Drosophila melanogaster

Abstract

Up until now very few investigations have been made to test the possible genetic effects of cadmium. Since ionic cadmium reacts with sulfhydryl groups, its cytogenetic mode of action most probably is connected with - either directly or indirectly - the formation and functioning of the mitotic apparatus. Evidence of this type of mutagenicity has been obtained in plant material. However, results with Drosophila have not as yet revealed a significant increase of mutation frequency after treatment with cadmium. In the present investigation the authors have been testing the possible effect of cadmium on the primary gene action observable in the specific sequence of salivary chromosome puffs of Drosophila. The results are compared with earlier data of the effects of organic mercurials on the prepupal puffs of D. melanogaster. 8 references, 3 figures, 1 table.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1973
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-85-186466
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Hereditas; (Sweden); Journal Volume: 75:2
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; CADMIUM; GENETIC EFFECTS; DROSOPHILA; MUTATIONS; CELL DIVISION; CHROMOSOMES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; GENES; TOXICITY; ANIMALS; ARTHROPODS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; DATA; DIPTERA; ELEMENTS; FLIES; FRUIT FLIES; INFORMATION; INSECTS; INVERTEBRATES; METALS; NUMERICAL DATA; 560304* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Invertebrates- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
5010980
Research Organizations:
Dept. of Genetics, Helsinki, Finland
Country of Origin:
Sweden
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: HEREA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 273-277
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Sorsa, M, and Pfeifer, S. Effects of cadmium on development time and prepupal puffing pattern of Drosophila melanogaster. Sweden: N. p., 1973. Web. doi:10.1111/j.1601-5223.1973.tb01169.x.
Sorsa, M, & Pfeifer, S. Effects of cadmium on development time and prepupal puffing pattern of Drosophila melanogaster. Sweden. doi:10.1111/j.1601-5223.1973.tb01169.x.
Sorsa, M, and Pfeifer, S. 1973. "Effects of cadmium on development time and prepupal puffing pattern of Drosophila melanogaster." Sweden. doi:10.1111/j.1601-5223.1973.tb01169.x. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1111/j.1601-5223.1973.tb01169.x.
@misc{etde_5010980,
title = {Effects of cadmium on development time and prepupal puffing pattern of Drosophila melanogaster}
author = {Sorsa, M, and Pfeifer, S}
abstractNote = {Up until now very few investigations have been made to test the possible genetic effects of cadmium. Since ionic cadmium reacts with sulfhydryl groups, its cytogenetic mode of action most probably is connected with - either directly or indirectly - the formation and functioning of the mitotic apparatus. Evidence of this type of mutagenicity has been obtained in plant material. However, results with Drosophila have not as yet revealed a significant increase of mutation frequency after treatment with cadmium. In the present investigation the authors have been testing the possible effect of cadmium on the primary gene action observable in the specific sequence of salivary chromosome puffs of Drosophila. The results are compared with earlier data of the effects of organic mercurials on the prepupal puffs of D. melanogaster. 8 references, 3 figures, 1 table.}
doi = {10.1111/j.1601-5223.1973.tb01169.x}
journal = {Hereditas; (Sweden)}
volume = {75:2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Sweden}
year = {1973}
month = {Jan}
}