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Isotope Methods Applied in Biology

  • Helmut Simon


The rapid development of biology in the molecular field and in a quantitative sense would not have been possible without the extensive application of stable and radioactive isotopes. Apart from radioactive isotopes as radiation sources most isotope applications can be classified into one of the three main groups:
  1. 1.

    Isotopes and isotope-labeled compounds as analytic acids.

  2. 2.

    Isotopes for marking the course of an atom, a group of atoms or a molecule in in vivo and inin vitro systems.

  3. 3.

    Analyses that apply isotope effects.



Radioactive Isotope Stable Isotope Isotope Effect Specific Radioactivity Kinetic Isotope Effect 
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