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Unformatted text preview: errors during DNA replication or recombination and mutations of unknown cause * Mutagens- the source of a mutation * can be physical, chemical agents, or biological Mutagenesis * Certain mutagens that are cancer causing are called Carcinogens * physical agents * high energy radiation is the most common physical agent * ultraviolet radiation Mutagenesis * Chemical agents * tobacco- known to cause more cases and types of cancer than any other single agent * cancer of the lung, bladder, kidne, mouth and throat, pancreas,stomach, and cervix * alcohol * cancer of the mouth and throat, and liver * Biological agents * viruses * cancer of the cervix, liver, and blood...
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10