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Unformatted text preview: But in order to have to have the harmful effect, it must meet other tissues(Wertz, 2004) Effects of Ionization radiation on ice plants was one experiment performed. Overall, the results went well. There was not a difference in germination of rice grains either along varieties or treatments with x-rays or thermal neutrons. Although this data was collected there was a report of a decrease in the germination rate of rice grains as a result of exposure to x-rays and thermal neurons. As the x-ray dosage increased, the seeds sprout slowed down (Thaung, 1961). Induced mutations have been used to alter and help many crops, such as: wheat, rice, barley, cotton, peanuts, and beans. Ever since the discovery of x-rays, the use of ionizing radiation has become a conventional part of technology. Radiation has been known to help plant growth, and had yielded an increase in the growth as well (Ahloowalia and Maluszynski, 2001)....
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