Statistical methods are considered for analysis of data arising from a mitotic chromosome loss assay in Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain D61.M. The methods make use of reproducibility trial data from the assay (presented herein) and previous data, which suggest a unimodal, 'umbrella-patterned' dose response. Computer simulations are employed to illustrate the operating characteristics of the umbrella response methods. These methods are generally applicable to any toxicity assay that exhibits a downturn in dose response. Experimental design considerations are also discussed. These include applications of 2-stage sampling rules to first gauge the dose window of peak response, then test if the response deviates significantly from untreated levels.
- Chromosome loss
- Control reproducibility trials
- Non-parametric statistical tests
- Umbrella alternatives
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