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Ames test

[′āmz ‚test]
(analytical chemistry)
A bioassay that uses a set of histidine auxotrophic mutants of Salmonella typhimurium for detecting mutagenic and possibly carcinogenic compounds.
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As a result, the Ames assay may not identify some carcinogens.
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Key words: Antimutagenicity, dibenzoylmethane, cooked food mutagens, Ames assay