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Author Curtis, H. J. ♦ Smith, H. H.
Sponsorship US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE ♦ CEREALS ♦ CHROMOSOMES ♦ CORN ♦ COSMIC RADIATION ♦ GENETICS ♦ PLANT CELLS ♦ RADIATION EFFECTS ♦ SATELLITES ♦ SEEDS ♦ SPACE FLIGHT
Abstract Corn seeds of a special genetic stock were recovered from two satellite flights, and the plants grown from them were examined for abnormalities. Some evidence for a slight increase in chromosomal deletions was observed, which was predicted from the flux of heavy cosmic ray primary particles. Nothing unpredicted was observed. (auth)
ISSN 00368075
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1962-01-01
Publisher Department Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
Publisher Place United States
Journal Science
Volume Number 141
Issue Number 3576
Technical Publication No. BNL-6857
Organization Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
Page Count 10


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