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What does the Ames test measure?
mutation rates in bacteria
What percentage of known carcinogenic compounds score as mutagenic in the Ames test?
90%
Why is the Ames test so widely used?
cheap and fast
What role does histidine play in the Ames test?
bacteria are engineered so they can't grow without it; anything that does grow has mutated back
If a substance is a mutagen, what effect will it have on an Ames culture?
Will promote back-mutation and thus bacterial growth.