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Genotoxicity and Mutagenicity - Mechanisms and Test Methods

Sonia Soloneski

National University of La Plata


Marcelo Larramendy

National University of La Plata


DNA primary damage Toxicity Acute exposure Chronic exposure Cytotoxicity tests Genotoxicity tests Pesticides Cosmetics Carcinogenesis Mechanisms Monitoring Oxidative stress

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About the book

Currently, in the actual world, living species are inevitably exposed to many chemical, physical and biological agents. However, these agents frequently exhibit unexpected consequences on living organisms. The understanding of how these agents can cause genetic alterations into DNA and what is their role in the different biological systems continues to be an area of intense interest at different sectors like health, disease, pharmaceutical, environment, industry, agriculture, food, among others. Organisms are continuously exposed to heterogeneous xenobiotics released into different habitats, either deliberately, inadvertently, or by non regulated industrial discharges. We challenge to compile information from different aspect highlighting the detrimental influence that mutagenic, carcinogenic and genotoxic agents inflicting into DNA.

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Date completed: September 3rd 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: November 23rd 2019

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Review results due: February 11th 2020

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Expected publication date: April 11th 2020

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About the editor

Sonia Soloneski

National University of La Plata

Sonia Soloneski holds a PhD degree in natural sciences and is an Assistant Professor of molecular cell biology at Faculty of Natural Sciences and Museum of La Plata, National University of La Plata, Argentina. She became a member of the National Scientific and Technological Research Council (CONICET) of Argentina in genetic toxicology field. Presently, she acts as member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), the Latin American Association of Environmental Mutagenesis, Teratogenesis and Carcinogenesis (ALAMCTA), the Argentinean Society of Toxicology (ATA), and the Argentinean Society of Genetics (SAG). She authored more than 400 scientific publications in the field, including scientific publications in form of research papers and reviews, and visited conferences worldwide. She is a referent for issues related to genetic toxicology, mutagenesis and ecotoxicology fields.

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