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Mutat Res. 1987 Oct;189(2):83-91.

Guide for the Salmonella typhimurium/mammalian microsome tests for bacterial mutagenicity.

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Genetic Bioassay Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711.


Since its development by Dr. Bruce Ames and his coworkers, the Salmonella typhimurium/mammalian microsome mutagenicity assay has been used widely throughout the world. Many authors have suggested various modifications and made recommendations in regards to this assay. Although the recommendations of a panel of experts was published in 1979 by de Serres and Shelby, a committee of members of the Environmental Mutagen Society (EMS) initiated this effort in response to the encouragement by the American Society of Testing and Materials (Committee E47.09.01) and because of new developments within the field of microbial mutagenesis testing. Its purpose is to provide a guide for people who perform or evaluate microbial mutagenesis tests, but it is not intended for these recommendations to replace or diminish the usefulness of presently available protocols and procedures.

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