Antimutagenic Properties of Fresh Water Blue-Green Algae
Folia Microbiol (Praha), 39 (4), 1994, 301-303
Author(s): N. Lahitova, M. Doupovcova, J. Zvonar, J. Chandoga, G. Hocman
The antimutagenic properties of whole fresh-water blue-green algae Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, marketed under the commercial "Alpha Sun" were tested using the Ames test. Simultaneous addition of both algae and Nitrovin (a mutagen) to the test medium did not reduce the mutagenic activity. On the other hand, addition of freeze-dried blue-green algae to the test medium 2-24 h before the application of mutagen reduced it mutagenic activity.