Using DNA Damage to Monitor Water Environment


朱麗岩(Li-Yan Zhu);黃瑛(Ying Huang);劉光興(Guang-Xing Liu)

Key Words

Genotoxicity ; DNA damage ; DNA adduct ; DNA strand breakage ; water environmental monitoring


Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

23卷3期(2005 / 08 / 01)

Page #

340 - 348

Content Language


English Abstract

DNA damage of aquatic organisms living in polluted environments can be used as a biomarker of the genotoxicity of toxic agents to organisms. This technique has been playing an important role in ecotoxicological study and environmental risk assessment. In this article, main types of DNA damage caused by pollutants in water environments were reviewed; methods of detecting DNA damage were also documented for water environmental monitoring.

Topic Category 基礎與應用科學 > 海洋科學