Irradiation of Bacterial Spores in Water: Three Classes of Oxygen-Dependent Damage

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Science  03 Dec 1976:
Vol. 194, Issue 4269, pp. 1049-1051
DOI: 10.1126/science.194.4269.1049-a


Studies of irradiated bacterial spores in aqueous suspension indicate that the sensitization of spores by oxygen can depend on three chemical processes. One of these processes involves reactions of hydroxyl radicals; the other two apparently do not.