Browsing by Subject "Nuclear abnormalities"
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Erythrocyte micronucleus cytome assay of 17 wild bird species from the central Monte desert, Argentina. (Editorial Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2016-09-29)Birds have the potential to be considered valuable bioindicators of the quality of ecosystems and the environmental impact of pollutants. The aims of this study were to determine the micronuclei frequency and other nuclear abnormalities in erythrocytes by analyzing a wild bird community from central Monte desert (Argentina) and to clarify if there were any differences among certain species. Frequencies of nuclear abnormalities were determined in 73 wild birds belonging to 17 species and two orders (Passeriformes and Columbiformes). A high proportion of individuals, 90.4 and 80.9 %, had erythrocytes ...