A difference between biological effects of gamma rays and heavy ions.

Abstract

When irradiated with gamma rays, Arteinia eggs show the typical sigmoidal survival curve of a multicellular organism, with little change at low doses and an abrupt decrease in survival above a threshold dose. On irradiation with 160-Mev oxygen ions, the threshold disappears and viability can be destroyed by passage of a single energetic ion. 

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