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Research Topic Synopsis Ultraviolet, visible and near infrared radiation leads to electronic excitation in absorbing molecules. In UV radiation, ionization sometimes occurs in short-wave range. The effects of ionization are taken very seriously. There are two types of radiation: Wave radiation, and Corpuscular. Natural radiation has affected living organisms since the beginning of time (Mohr and Schopfer, 1994) Some long term effects of radiation are gene and chromosomal mutations. There are many disadvantages of ionization, but there can also be some advantages. One includes the branches of lilac and horse chestnut could be induced to grow earlier after treatment (Searle, 1073). When radiation of greater energy interacts with the molecule, the electron can be lost to produce an ion. This is called ionizing radiation. Ionization radiation includes alpha particles, beta particles, gamma rays, and x-rays. This type of radiation can be very harmful to living tissue.
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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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