Comparative Mutagenicity of Two Chemosterilants, Tepa and Hempa, in Sperm of Bracon hebetor

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Science  18 Nov 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3751, pp. 915-917
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3751.915


In an assessment of the mutagenic efficiency of the alkylating agent, tepa, and its nonalkylating analog, hempa, both chemicals induced a high frequency of recessive lethal mutations in the sperm of the parasitic wasp, Bracon hebetor Say (Habrobracon), although tepa was the more efficient mutagen.