comet assay

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comet assay

A rapid method for detecting DNA damage in individual cells, which is simple and faster than conventional genotoxicity techniques—e.g., cytogenetics. The name derives from use of the tail moment of the electropherogram for evaluating DNA damage, which is defined as the product of the tail length and the fraction of the total DNA content in the tail of the electropherogram
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The comet analysis of these 4 semen samples did not reveal any significant difference in the result, for all the batches run for the DNA damage study by comet assay.
Comet analysis was performed using materials and protocols from Trevigen Inc.
Statistical computations and graphics for comet analysis were performed using the S-Plus statistical package (version 6.