Ames test

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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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1 PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, Bruce N. Ames and his co-workers at the University of California, Berkeley, review the cancer significance of those lesions.
8 SCIENCE by Bruce N. Ames of the University of California, Berkeley, and his co-workers.