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Chapter 3

Microplate-Based Comet Assay

The Comet assay, also known as the single-cell gel electrophoresis or SCGE assay, is a molecular genetic assay that can quantitatively measure the level of genomic DNA damage induced in individual nuclei of cells.1,2 The Comet assay was first introduced by Östling and Johanson in 1984 as a microelec...

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Print publication date
27 Aug 2009
Copyright year
2009
Print ISBN
978-0-85404-199-2
PDF eISBN
978-1-84755-974-6
From the book series:
Issues in Toxicology