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The effect of ultra-high dose-rateβ-ray irradiation in aerobic and hypoxic conditions on the survival of diploid yeast

  • J. Kiefer
  • M. Ebert


Diploid yeast,Saccharomyces cerevisiae, was exposed to single microsecond pulses of 12-MeV-electrons at dose rates up to 3×1010 rad s−1 under oxygenated and hypoxic conditions. No difference in surviving fractions was found with total doses up to about 150 krad as compared to exposures at conventional dose rates.


Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Dose Rate Total Dose Hypoxic Condition Conventional Dose 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Kiefer
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Ebert
    • 1
  1. 1.Paterson LaboratoriesChristie Hospital and Holt Radium InstituteManchester
  2. 2.Institut für BiophysikStrahlenzentrum der UniversitätGießen

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