Specific locus mutation rates after repeated small radiation doses to mouse oocytes.

@article{Lyon1975SpecificLM,
  title={Specific locus mutation rates after repeated small radiation doses to mouse oocytes.},
  author={Mary F. Lyon and Roderick J. Phillips},
  journal={Mutation research},
  year={1975},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={375-82}
}
When female mice were given a dose of 20 X 20 rad X-rays, the specific locus mutation rate among offspring conceived up to 7 weeks after the end of treatment was 1/39887 or 0.18-10(-7)/rad/locus, whereas when the same total dose of 200 rad was given in a single exposure the mutation rate was 9/34813 or 1.85-10(-7)/rad/locus. The lower mutation rate after… CONTINUE READING