Ames Test Procedure, illustration

Ames Test Procedure, illustration

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Caption: Illustration of an ames test procedure which uses bacteria to test whether a given chemical can cause mutations in the DNA of the test organism, in this case a rat liver. From left to right: rat liver extract (at bottom mixed with mutagen), next is a media lacking histidine, then the incubation period, and finally a control plate (at top) and an experimental plate (at bottom).

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