Ethidium Bromide mutagenesis

bickle at urz.unibas.ch bickle at urz.unibas.ch
Wed Apr 21 03:21:51 EST 1993


In article <colect.4 at caa.mrs.umn.edu>, colect at caa.mrs.umn.edu (Christopher T. Cole) writes:
> Does anyone know the mechanism(s) of mutagenesis by ethidium bromide?  Any 
                                       ^^^^^^^^^^^
> references? 
> Thanks.
> 
> Chris Cole
> U. of Minn-Morris
> Morris, MN 56267
> colect at caa.mrs.umn.edu

And while we're at it, everybody around here firmly believes that EB
is carcinogenic. Now I know that EB is used in huge doses in vet
medicine (against trypanosomiasis) and the chemical companies sell
it freely without warning labels. So does anyone have any firm evidence
that this is not just another urban legend?

Tom Bickle



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