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 seed’s 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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- Radiation, Ionizing radiation, ionization radiation