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This book is the first of a series of about fifty volumes which will discuss special questions of genetics for the nonspecialist in a monographic form by the most competent authors in their respective fields. The present volume gives a comprehensive and competent review of the present situation with regard to the induction of mutations by irradiation. In a brief introductory chapter on spontaneous mutability, the different types of mutations (gene mutation, chromosomal mutation, genoma mutations and mutations outside the genoma) and the known conditions producing these mutations, other than irradiation, are discussed. After a short historical review of the development of radiation genetics, a brief yet comprehensive discussion is given in detail of our present knowledge, substantiated by experimental evidence regarding the effect of radiation on the gene material. This is discussed according to the effects on the gene, the chromosome and the genoma. Regarding the effect of radiation
Spontane und strahleninduzierte Mutabilität. JAMA. 1937;109(20):1662–1663. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780460072035
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