Table 3.

Spearman rank correlation coefficients of correlations between frequency of cellular anomalies and average number of micronuclei after non-DNA-specific staining and DNA-specific staining

Nuclear anomalyAverage no. micronuclei, non-DNA-specific stainingAverage no. micronuclei, DNA-specific staining
Condensed chromatin0.447*0.131
Binucleation0.7760.122
Karyorrhexis0.7410.222
Karyolysis0.7340.147
Pyknosis0.2280.123
Broken eggs0.014−0.150
Degenerative cells0.8440.299
  • * P < 0.05.

  • P < 0.01.