Radiation Dose Rate and Mutation Frequency

@article{Russell1958RadiationDR,
  title={Radiation Dose Rate and Mutation Frequency},
  author={W. L. Russell and L. Russell and E. Kelly},
  journal={Science},
  year={1958},
  volume={128},
  pages={1546 - 1550}
}
  • W. L. Russell, L. Russell, E. Kelly
  • Published 1958
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • New data have clearly confirmed the earlier finding that specific locus mutation rates obtained with chronic gamma irradiation of spermatogonia are lower than those obtained with acute x-rays. Since this result is in contrast to classical findings for Drosophila spermatozoa, and apparently contradicts one of the basic tenets of radiation genetics, it was important to determine what factors were responsible for it. Experiments undertaken for this purpose reveal the following: (i) the lower… CONTINUE READING
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