Recombinagenic and mutagenic effects of sunlamp (UV-B) irradiation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

@article{Hannan2004RecombinagenicAM,
  title={Recombinagenic and mutagenic effects of sunlamp (UV-B) irradiation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae},
  author={Mohammed A Hannan and John Calkins and William L. Lasswell},
  journal={Molecular and General Genetics MGG},
  year={2004},
  volume={177},
  pages={577-580}
}
SummaryGenetic effects of pyrex-filtered sunlamp irradiation (primarily UV-B, λ≈280–320 nm which is present in natural sunlight) were studied in diploid and haploid yeast strains designed to monitor the incidence of mitotic crossing over, mitotic gene conversion and mutations. Exposure to UV-B was found to be very effective in inducing all three types of genetic endpoints. These effects could be observed even after UV-B treatments resulting in no cellular inactivation. Comparative studies using… 

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