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Comet Assay

"Comet Assay" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A genotoxicological technique for measuring DNA damage in an individual cell using single-cell gel electrophoresis. Cell DNA fragments assume a "comet with tail" formation on electrophoresis and are detected with an image analysis system. Alkaline assay conditions facilitate sensitive detection of single-strand damage.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Comet Assay" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Comet Assay" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 66 publications over 15 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2015
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