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Experientia

, Volume 36, Issue 7, pp 869–871 | Cite as

The induction of chromosome aberrations in human lymphocytes by negative π-mesons under conditions of anoxia and oxygenation

  • J. S. Prosser
  • S. J. Priseman
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Summary

After a dose of 3.0 Gy in the peak position of the pion depth-dose curve, the ratios between observed chromosome aberration yields under conditions of oxygenation and of anoxia were obtained for lymphocytes exposed at 3 depths in a plastic phantom. These ratios were 3.7, 1.9 and 1.3 in the plateau, peak and post-peak positions, respectively, suggesting a corresponding decrease in the oxygen enhancement ratio.

Keywords

Oxygen Peak Position Human Lymphocyte Chromosome Aberration Enhancement Ratio 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Prosser
    • 1
  • S. J. Priseman
    • 1
  1. 1.National Radiological Protection BoardDidcot(England)

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