Evaluation of selenium effect on cadmium genotoxicity in Vicia faba using RAPD


TAŞPINAR M. S. , AĞAR G. , YILDIRIM N., Sunar S., AKSAKAL Ö. , BOZARI S.

JOURNAL OF FOOD AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENT, vol.7, pp.857-860, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF FOOD AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.857-860

Abstract

In this study, the protective role of selenium (Se4+) against cadmium (Cd2+) toxicity induced DNA damage was determined by using RAPD. The results showed that all doses of Cd2+ caused an increase in polymorphism value and a decrease in genomic template stability (GTS %). In addition, when 0.08,8 and 800 ppm concentrations of Se4+ were added, cadmium polymorphism value decreased and GTS increased. Results suggested that Se4+ has an antagonistic effect against Cd2+ and the degree of antagonistic effect of selenium against Cd2+ is probably related to its concentration ratio.