micronucleus


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mi·cro·nu·cle·us

 (mī′krō-no͞o′klē-əs, -nyo͞o′-)
n. pl. mi·cro·nu·cle·i (-klē-ī′) or mi·cro·nu·cle·us·es
The smaller of two nuclei in ciliate protozoans that contains genetic material and functions in reproduction.

mi′cro·nu′cle·ar adj.

micronucleus

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˈnjuːklɪəs)
n, pl -clei (-klɪˌaɪ) or -cleuses
(Zoology) the smaller of two nuclei in ciliated protozoans, involved in reproduction. Compare macronucleus

mi•cro•nu•cle•us

(ˌmaɪ kroʊˈnu kli əs, -ˈnyu-)

n., pl. -cle•i (-kliˌaɪ)
the smaller of the two types of nuclei in ciliate protozoans, functioning in reproduction.
[1890–95]
mi`cro•nu′cle•ar, adj.
Translations

mi·cro·nu·cle·us

n. micronúcleo, el núcleo más pequeño de una célula que posee más de un núcleo.
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In the present study, both the micronucleus test and the comet assay were cooperatively used to study the protective effect of Chrysanthemum indicum extract against DOX-induced genotoxicity at a chromosomal level as well as a DNA level.
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We collected bone marrow by aspirating the right femur with heat-inactivated fetal bovine serum for flow cytometry micronucleus analysis (Witt et al.
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DNA damage and repair after exposure to sevoflurane in vivo, evaluated in Swiss albino mice by the alkaline comet assay and micronucleus test.
The micronucleus is elipsoidal in shape and is located ventrally at the anterior end of the macronucleus.
Bacha, "Genotoxicity evaluation of dimethoate to experimental mice by micronucleus, chromosome aberration tests, and comet assay," International Journal of Toxicology, vol.
Monitoring the genotoxicity of soil extracts from two heavily polluted sites in Prague using the Tradescantia stamen hair and micronucleus MNC/assays.
Micronucleus (MN) occurs acentric chromosome fragments or whole chromosomes during mitotic cell division and as small additional nuclei, appears in the cytoplasm of interphasic cells (11).