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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At the molecular level, the comet assay and the micronucleus test (MN) are complementary biomarkers for genotoxic testing and indicate significant DNA damage based on two different endpoints (Rudolf and Cervinka, 2006; Villela et al., 2006; Medeiros et al., 2017).
The cytokinesis block micronucleus (CBMN) assay in human lymphocytes is sensitive, reliable and most frequently used cytogenetic method for evaluating DNA damage10.
investigated chromosome damage in peripheral blood of 74 hyperthyroid patients before and 3 months after I-131 treatment with micronucleus method and did not find statistical significance similar to that of our study.
Binucleated lymphocyte with the presence of the micronucleus is shown in Figure 1.
Micronucleus analysis was performed as described by Fenech (2007).
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