International Journal of Modern Biological Research
ISSN: 2053-180X
Vol. 4(4), pp. 25-34, May 2016



Genotoxic effects of some frequencies of low-voltage electrical currents on Allium cepa L. meristematic cells

Jasmin Adrovic1*, Izet Eminovic2 and Aner Cerkic2

1University of Tuzla, Faculty of Science, 75 000 Tuzla, Univerzitetska 4, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Science, 33 000 Sarajevo, Zmaja od Bosne 33-35, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

*To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: biolog@live.com.

Received 22 February, 2016; Received in revised form 18 April, 2016; Accepted 25 April, 2016.

Abstract


Keywords:
Genotoxicity, Electrical current, Meristematic cells, Onion.


In recent years, the science of bioelectromagnetism, as a modern field of biomedical sciences is becoming relevant in the study of the interactions between external electromagnetic fields and electromagnetic fields created by living cells, tissues or organisms.This article presents the research results of the impact of low-voltage electric current on cell viability of meristematic tissues of onion (Allium cepa L.). Chromosomal aberrations occured in the onion root tip cells that were treated with all frequencies of low-voltage electric current. Depending on the frequency of low-voltage electric current, significant differences were observed in the number and type of mitotic and chromosomal aberrations. Based on the results obtained, it can be concluded that some frequencies of low-voltage electric current have recognizable impact on the genotoxic effects of meristematic cells of onion.

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