Short Communication - Journal of RNA and Genomics (2020) Volume 16, Issue 2
Chromosomal effects induced by potassium bromate on A. sativum root tips
Food additives are the substances that are added to food in order to prolong the shelf-life of the food's factories by inhibiting the development of microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. Some other purposes including coloring, flavoring, sweetening and thickening are also targeted of the food additives. Potassium bromate is one of the chemicals that extensively used as a food additive. Plenty of countries, mainly in South East Asia are using potassium bromate as flavor enhancer in food products. Potassium bromate is a chemical additive mixed in flour to improve the dough, rising the volume of the bread and hold its shape, subsequently, humans are daily exposed to these chemical substance.
Author(s): Padmini Priyadarshini TR