Evolution Processes in Populations of Plantain, Growing around the Radiation Sources: Changes in Plant Genotypes Resulting From Bystander Effects And Chromosomal Instability

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The viability of seeds growing around the nuclear power plant (NPP) can decrease up to 20–30 %. We consider the appearance of both multiple secondary cells and chromosomes with abnormalities. We used the ideas of adaptation to explain these phenomena. The aim was the statistical analysis of the appearances of cells and chromosomes with abnormalities in dependence on radiation factor around the NPP and seeds’ antioxidant status (AOS).


Dose Rate Nuclear Power Plant Antioxidant Status Moscow Region Meristem Cell 
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  1. 1.Joint Institute for Nuclear Researches (JINR)MoscowRussia

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