Comparative Killing Efficiencies for Decays of Tritiated Compounds Incorporated into E. coli

Stanley Person

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Abstract

The killing efficiencies due to the decay of incorporated H3-thymidine, H3-uridine, and H3-histidine in E. coli 15T-L- have been determined. Decays from H3-thymidine are 2.0 times as effective in producing lethality as those from H3-uridine and 2.5 times as effective as those from H3-histidine. Therefore, it seems that the greater part of damage from H3-thymidine decays is due to chemical changes associated with nuclear transmutation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-187
Number of pages5
JournalBiophysical journal
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1963

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics

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