Cytogenetic damage induced by crude oil in Anodonta cygnea (mollusca,bivalvia) assessed by the comet assay and micronucleus test

S. Eskandari; H. Mozdarani; A. Mashinchian Moradi; M. H. Shahhosseiny

Volume 2, Issue 4 , December 2012, , Pages 215-224

  Crude oil is enriched in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Many PAH analogs have proved to potentially damage DNA. DNA damage can be assessed using various biomarkers to find out the degree of genotoxicity of pollutants following in vitro exposure. In this research the comet assay and micronucleus ...  Read More

Genetic Identification of Symbiodinium in Genus Acropora off Farur Island, Persian Gulf

S. Rahmani; P. Ghavam Mostafavi; M. H. Shahhosseiny; Gh. Vosoughi; A. Faraji

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2011, , Pages 43-50

  Coral reefs which form some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth support many symbiotic relationships. Symbiodinium can provide up to 90% of a coral.s energy requirements. Temperature rise, turbid water and high salinity in the Persian Gulf were among the factors separating zooxanthellae from corals ...  Read More

Population genetic of Eretmochelys imbricata in two Islands in the northern part of the Persian Gulf using microsatellite markers

P. Ghavam Mostafavi; Sh. Shahnavaz; M. Noroozi; M. R. Fatemi; M. H. Shahhosseiny; A. Mahvari

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2011, , Pages 69-73

  Nuclear markers such as microsatellites have allowed the identification of conservation and management populations of the Hawksbill turtles. In present study, eight microsatellite loci were studied. 60 samples of hawksbill turtles. flipper from Shidvar and Hormuz Islands have been surgically removed ...  Read More