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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 8, Issue : 4
First page : ( 389) Last page : ( 391)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00065.7

Protective Efficacy of Phyllanthus amarus L against Radiation – Induced Chromosomal Damages in Onion Root Meristems

Vivekanandan O.S.1,*, Dr. Kavya R.2, Radhai R.3

1Dept of Biotechnology/Bioinformatics, School of Life Science, VELS University, Pallavaram, Chennai – 600117, India

2Saveetha Dental College, Poonthamalle, Chennai – 600077, India

3Research Student, Dept. of Biotechnology, VELS University

*Corresponding Author E-mail: oyessvi70@rocketmail.com

Abstract

The protective effect of Phyllanthus amarus L in the irradiated roots of onion was evaluated. The results were indicated that the Phyllanthus extract showed a radio modifier effect by reducing the frequency of aberrant cells in the meristematic cells exposed to gamma rays.

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Keywords

Gamma rays, aberrant cells, chromosomes, gyres, antimutagens.

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