Geostatistical analysis of biomarkers of genotoxicity in cattle, Bos taurus and Bos taurus X Bos indicus, sentinels near industrial facilities

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March 1, 2021 - 9:31pm

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This study, performed at the behest of ranchers living and working down-prevailing wind from industrial facilities located in Calhoun County, Texas investigated locational risks to ecosystem health associated with prox- imity to specific industrial complexes. Concerns expressed were for potential genotoxicity in cattle resulting from the release of complex chemical mixtures. The Comet Assay and flow cytometric evaluation of variations in DNA content were utilized to evaluate DNA damage. Bayesian geo-statistical analysis revealed the presence of important spatial processes. The Comet assay’s optical density pro- vided a strong indication of increased damage down- prevailing wind from the industrial complexes. Results indicated that proximity to and location down-prevailing winds from industrial facilities increased the locational risk of genotoxicity in this sentinel species.

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Bissett, W., Smith, R., Adams, L.G., Field, R., Moyer, W., Phillips, T., Scott, H.M. and Thompson, J.A., 2009. Geostatistical analysis of biomarkers of genotoxicity in cattle, Bos taurus and Bos taurus× Bos indicus, sentinels near industrial facilities. Ecotoxicology18(1), pp.87-93.

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Wesley Bissett Jr., Roger Smith, L. Garry Adams, Robert Field, William Moyer, Tim Phillips, H. Morgan Scott and James A. Thompson, "Geostatistical analysis of biomarkers of genotoxicity in cattle, Bos taurus and Bos taurus X Bos indicus, sentinels near industrial facilities", contributed by Diane Wilson, Disaster STS Network, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 1 March 2021, accessed 12 August 2022. https://disaster-sts-network.org/content/geostatistical-analysis-biomarkers-genotoxicity-cattle-bos-taurus-and-bos-taurus-x-bos