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Glossary Term Radiation
Definition
  1. Electromagnetic energy: gamma rays, X rays, ultraviolet light, visible light, infrared light, microwaves and radio waves. In mouse genetics, this term generally refers to gamma rays and X rays.
  2. Subatomic particles emitted by the decay of unstable isotopes: electrons (beta particles) and helium nuclei (alpha particles). Common unstable isotopes in molecular biology are tritium (3H),which emits low-energy beta particles, 35S, which emits beta particles of moderate energy, and 32P, which emits high-energy beta particles.
  3. Subatomic particles from a particle accelerator, such as protons, neutrons, and electrons.

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last database update
10/08/2014
MGI 5.20
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