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Sensitivity of Dividing and Non-Dividing Cells to Radiation

Naturevolume 134page252 (1934) | Download Citation



DR. J. C. MOTTRAM has recently1 described experiments in which he irradiated the root tip of broad beans and claimed to have confirmed the conclusion, arrived at by him in 1913, namely, that the dividing cell is more sensitive to radiation than the non-dividing cell.


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  1. Department of Cancer Research, The University, Sydney

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