Miguel Ángel Rico-Rodríguez, Francisco Prieto-García, Te-Hsiu Ma, Judith Prieto Méndez, Elena María Otazo-Sánchez y Otilio Arturo Acevedo-Sandoval. Arsenic genotoxicity in three soils leachate by mutations in somatic cells of tradescantia staminal hairs (TRAD-MSPE). Sylwan Journal (Septiembre 2014), Vol. 158 (9), 58-72
The present article describes the use of plants as bioassays for the genotoxicity detection induced had leached of soils with arsenic (As) of three places of the half-deserted one in the states of Querétaro and Hidalgo, Mexico. The test of mutations in somatic cells of Tradescantia staminal hairs of clone 4430 was used (Trad-MSCSH). The results demonstrated that in soil leachate of Zimapán, Hidalgo and Bella Vista, Querétaro, there is a risk of using this water for drinking since mutations were observed in the hairs of Tradescantia clone 4430. Notably, this test in most of the work is reported for volatile organic compounds or contaminants in the air but showed excellent response to contaminants in aqueous leachates.