Radiation Cytogenetics

Methods and Protocols

  • Takamitsu A. Kato
  • Paul F. Wilson

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1984)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kazuki Heishima, Kendon Kuo, Masashi Kimura, Takashi Mori
    Pages 7-22
  3. Cathy Su, Alexis H. Haskins, Takamitsu A. Kato
    Pages 23-29
  4. Ryuichi Okayasu, Cuihua Liu
    Pages 31-38
  5. Shigeaki Sunada, Jeremy S. Haskins, Takamitsu A. Kato
    Pages 61-68
  6. Yoshihiro Fujii
    Pages 69-73
  7. Eiichiro Mori, Aroumougame Asaithamby
    Pages 75-85
  8. Chisato Omata, Takamitsu A. Kato
    Pages 87-93
  9. Ian M. Cartwright
    Pages 101-105
  10. Erin Robinson, Miles J. McKenna, Joel S. Bedford, Edwin H. Goodwin, Michael N. Cornforth, Susan M. Bailey et al.
    Pages 107-116
  11. Jeremy S. Haskins, Takamitsu A. Kato
    Pages 117-122
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 137-138

About this book


This book comprises a collection of chapters describing topics from traditional radiation cytogenetic analysis methods to the modern fluorescence based-analysis and high throughput automatic analysis methods. Cytogenetic analysis is important not only in order to understand radiation-induced DNA damage in cells, but it is also a standard biological method to estimate human radiation exposure in the radiation accidents. Therefore, we prepared a series of chapters not only covering biological aspects but also exploring radiation physics and radiation protection. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and equipment, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. 

Authoritative and practical, Radiation Cytogenetics: Methods and Protocols serves both novices working on their first experiments as well as experienced researchers searching for tried-and-true techniques to adapt for their own laboratory.


Chromosomal aberration Biodosimetry Metaphase chromosome spreads Ionizing radiation DNA damage

Editors and affiliations

  • Takamitsu A. Kato
    • 1
  • Paul F. Wilson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental and Radiological Health SciencesColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of California DavisSacramentoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-9430-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-9432-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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