Table 3

Mean values of different types of chromosomal aberrations in bone marrow cells of male mice treated with ochratoxin A and aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1 and G2).

Treated groups

Numerical aberrations

Structural aberrations


Peridiploidy

Chromtatid gaps

Chromatid breaks

Centromeric attenuations

Deletions

Fragments

Total


OT

2.50 ± 0.45a

0.67 ± 0.17a

0.67 ± 0.21a

0.83 ± 0.17b

2.50 ± 0.00a

0.83 ± 0.21a

5.50 ± 0.31b

HOT

1.83 ± 0.33a

0.50 ± 0.00a

0.50 ± 0.00a

0.50 ± 0.00b

0.83 ± 0.21b

0.67 ± 0.17a

3.00 ± 0.34c

AT

2.83 ± 0.67a

0.67 ± .017a

0.67 ± 0.17a

4.33 ± 1.31a

1.17 ± 0.21b

0.83 ± 0.21a

7.67 ± 0.48a

HAT

2.50 ± 0.36a

0.50 ± 0.00a

0.50 ± 0.00a

0.67 ± 0.17b

1.00 ± 0.22b

0.50 ± 0.00a

3.17 ± 0.21c

NTC

2.00 ± 0.22a

0.50 ± 0.00a

0.50 ± .0.00a

0.50 ± 0.00b

0.83 ± 0.21b

0.50 ± 0.00a

2.83 ± 0.21c

HTC

2.00 ± 0.34a

0.50 ± 0.00a

0.50 ± 0.00a

0.50 ± 0.00b

0.67 ± 0.17b

0.50 ± 0.00a

2.67 ± 0.17c


- Means with different superscript letters (a, b, c) are significantly different (P ≤ 0.05).

-All data are expressed as means ± SEM.

Ezz El-Arab et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006 6:6   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-6-6

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