[Cellular effects of the ultraviolet components of sunlight].

  title={[Cellular effects of the ultraviolet components of sunlight].},
  author={Friedo Z{\"o}lzer and J{\"u}rgen Kiefer},
  journal={Die Naturwissenschaften},
  volume={76 11},
The discussion on the possible increase of solar UV on earth due to the destruction of the stratospheric ozone has led to a renewed interest in the action of ultraviolet radiation on biological systems. The paper deals with changes at the cellular level stressing particularly molecular alterations in deoxyribonucleic acid, the carrier of genetic information. The most important repair processes by which lesions are removed or bypassed are described. It is also discussed whether the effectivity… CONTINUE READING

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