Nuclear Science and Techniques

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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 1996, Vol. 7 ›› Issue (3): 190

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Biological effects of synchrotron radiation on crops

Tang Zhang-Xiong1 (唐掌雄), Shi Jin-Guo1 (施巾帼), Hu Jiang-Chao1 (胡江朝), (董保中)2 and Cui Ming-Qi2 (崔明启)   

  1. 1 Institute for the Application of Atomic Energy in Agriculture, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100094;
    2 Institute of High Energy Physics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039
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Tang Zhang-Xiong(唐掌雄), Shi Jin-Guo(施巾帼), Hu Jiang-Chao(胡江朝), (董保中) and Cui Ming-Qi(崔明启). Biological effects of synchrotron radiation on crops.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 1996, 7(3): 190

Abstract: The sensitivity of germinating seeds of barley, winter wheat and spring one to synchrotron ultraviolet radiation is barley > winter wheat and spring one. But when dry seeds of the three crops are irradiated by 3.5-22 keV X-rays, the sequence of their sensitivity to radiation can be changed; for irradiation of 0.6-3 keV ultra soft X-rays, 0.40-0.90 of the seedlings of the first generation appear mutation of striped chlorophyll defect. This biological effect has never been found for irradiation of other rays.

Key words: Synchrotron radiation, Soft X-rays, Biological effect, Wheat