PMID: 6988256Jan 1, 1980Paper

Viral pesticides : biohazard evaluation on the cytogenetic level

Developments in Biological Standardization
H G Miltenburger, R Reimann


Promising agents for integrated pest control are naturally occuring insect pathogenic viruses that belong to the group of baculoviruses. We have performed experiments using mammalian cells from different species in vivo and in vitro to test a possible effect of baculoviruses on chromosome aberration rates and sister chromatid exchanges. No cytogenetic effects were found.

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Sister Chromatid Exchange

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