Opera Medica et Physiologica

Cytogenetic Аpproach to Primary Assessment of Habitat Quality

Author Affiliations

National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhniy Novgorod, 603950, Russia, Nizhniy Novgorod

Corresponding author: 

E. B. Romanova (romanova@bio.unn.ru



Сlassical bioindicators – amphibians – were used to assess the quality of the environment and detect cytogenetic disorders. There are immature erythrocytes with rounded micronuclei in the bone marrow cells. The merging and transformation of micronuclei occurs in the process of mitotic division and erythrocytes maturing. It leads to a prepotency in the bloodstream of erythrocytes with disintegrated micronuclei and an attached micronucleus. An integrated research study of the environment using the cytogenetic characteristics of living organisms is called for.