Chromosome Aberrations: Increased Incidence in Bone Marrow of Continuously Irradiated Rats

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Science  08 Jul 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3732, pp. 195-196
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3732.195


The number of chromosomal aberrations in the bone marrow of continuously irradiated rats temporarily decreases after exposure, and then increases as the total dose and time after irradiation increase. This increase in aberrations is greater than that expected as a result of age alone.