Chromosome Lesions Produced with an Argon Laser Microbeam without Dye Sensitization

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Science  05 Mar 1971:
Vol. 171, Issue 3974, pp. 903-905
DOI: 10.1126/science.171.3974.903


Improvements in the argon laser microbeam have made it possible to cause damage to chromosomes of tissue culture cells without prior treatment of the cells with a photosensitizing agent. These results have been confirmed independently in two laboratories.