Structural aberrations induced in chromosomes by irradiation have been described and classified in great detail (Bender, 1969; Arena, 1971). According to Bender (1969), these aberrations appear after exposure to ionizing irradiation following cell division, or persist unmodified and unrecognizable in interphase cells for many years. In either case, these aberrations persist and can be seen years after radiation exposure.
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Fisher, Michael Scott, "Pathological changes in tissues collected from kangaroo rats at the Nevada test site" (1974). Theses and Dissertations. 7682.
Kangaroo rats; Radiation; Physiological effect