Lead-induced DNA damage in Vicia faba root cells: Potential involvement of oxidative stress

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Pourrut, Bertrand; Jean, Séverine; Silvestre, Jérôme; Pinelli, Eric;

Genotoxic effects of lead (0–20 µM) were investigated in whole-plant roots of Vicia faba L., grown hydroponically under controlled conditions. Lead-induced DNA damage in V. faba roots was evaluated by use of the comet assay, which allowed the detection of DNA strand-bre... View more
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