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DNA Strand Breakage in Cells irradiated with X-rays

Nature volume 222, pages 10421044 (14 June 1969) | Download Citation

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The presence of oxygen during the exposure of mammalian and bacterial cells to X-rays does not affect the efficiency of single strand breakage of DNA, but in bacteria it interferes with strand rejoining processes which occur during irradiation.

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  1. Chester Beatty Research Institute, Belmont, Sutton, Surrey

    • C. J. DEAN
    • , M. G. ORMEROD
    • , R. W. SERIANNI
    •  & P. ALEXANDER

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