The Ability of Zinc Phosphide and Brodifacoum to Induce Sperm Head Abnormalities in Wildtype and Laboratory Mice
Dr.Abbas A. Mohammad , Dr.Njah Shamo Kati , Dr. Ismael Kadum Shuber

Genotoxic effects of two wildly used rodenticides in Iraq (Zinc phosphate and Brodifacoum) were administered in to the Balb\c and wildtype mice, by using sperm head abnormality and reproductive activity.The results showed that the rodenticides have the ability to induce sperm head abnormalities at equal rate in both Balb\c and wildtype mice. Also these rodenticides showed a reduction in the individual of both sexes which might lead to a dominant lethal mutation (Embryo mortality no zygotes) in both Balb\c and wildtype .
Keywords:Genotoxic, Rodenticides, Sperm head abnormality.