Ames test

Ames test
a test that exposes a strain of bacteria to a chemical compound in order to determine the mutagenic potential of the compound.
[1975-80; after U.S. biochemist Bruce N. Ames (born 1928), who developed the test]

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  • Ames-Test — [ eɪmz ; nach dem amer. Biochemiker B. N. Ames (*1928)]: zum Nachweis von Mutagenen, Carcinogenen u. Teratogenen entwickelter Test mit Hilfe von Defektmutanten. * * * Ames Test   [ eɪmz ], von dem amerikanischen Biochemiker Bruce Nathan Ames (*… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Ames test — āmz n a test for identifying potential carcinogens by studying the frequency with which they cause histidine producing genetic mutants in bacterial colonies of the genus Salmonella (S. typhimurium) initially lacking the ability to synthesize… …   Medical dictionary

  • Ames test — Ames′ test [[t]eɪmz[/t]] n. med pha a test that exposes a strain of bacteria to a chemical compound in order to determine the potential of the compound for causing cancer • Etymology: 1975–80; after Bruce N. Ames (born 1928), U.S. biochemist, who …   From formal English to slang

  • Ames-Test — [e̱ims...; nach dem zeitgenössischen amer. Biochemiker B.Ames TestN. Ames]: Schnelltest zur Prüfung chemischer Substanzen auf Mutagenität mit Hilfe des Bakteriums Salmonella typhimurium …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Ames Test — ☆ Ames Test [āmz ] n. [after B. Ames (1928 ), U.S. biochemist who developed it] a laboratory test for the carcinogenic potential of a substance, in which bacteria are exposed to the substance to determine whether it will cause mutations …   English World dictionary

  • Ames test — Ames test. См. тест Эймса. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Ames-Test — Der Ames Test ist ein Testverfahren, um (chemische) Mutagene zu identifizieren. Das Verfahren wurde von Bruce Ames (University of California, Berkeley, USA) entwickelt. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Das Prinzip 2 Anwendung 3 Literatur 4 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ames test — The Ames test is a biological assay to assess the mutagenic potential of chemical compounds. A positive test indicates that the chemical might act as a carcinogen (although a number of false positives and false negatives are known). [ Ames Test.… …   Wikipedia

  • Ames test — Test d Ames Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ames (homonymie). Le test d Ames est un test biologique permettant de déterminer le potentiel mutagène d un composé chimique. Les cancers étant souvent liés à des dommages causés dans l ADN, ce test… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ames test — noun Etymology: Bruce N. Ames b1928 American biochemist Date: 1976 a test for identifying potential carcinogens by studying their mutagenic effect on bacteria …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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