Effects of external polyamines on DNA under the highest copper toxicity in Ulva lactuca L. and genotoxicity detection by RAPD-PCR assay


Tuney I., ÜNAL D., SUKATAR A.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.16, pp.1667-1670, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.1667-1670

Abstract

Copper is essential to living organisms, but at elevated concentrations, copper may become toxic for living systems. During this research the effects of copper were evaluated at molecular levels in a marine green algae Ulva lactuca. In addition, the protection role of polyamines against DNA mutations and strand breaks against the copper treatment searched by RAPD-PCR analysis. The main changes observed in the RADP profiles have been resulted both in appearance or disappearance of different bands and variation of their intensity.