[Cytogenetic changes induced by low-intensity microwaves in the species Triticum aestivum]

Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi. 1998 Jul-Dec;102(3-4):89-92.
[Article in Romanian]


Seeds of Triticum aestivum having an uniform genophond have been exposed to a microwave flow, with a frequency of 9.75 GHz and a low intensity. The effects of microwaves at various doses on mitotic activity have been followed. Our results show that as compared to the controls different types of chromosomal aberrations appeared: delayed chromosomes, micronuclei, interchromosomal bridges, chromosomal fragments.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Aberrations / genetics*
  • Microwaves*
  • Seeds / genetics*
  • Seeds / radiation effects*
  • Time Factors
  • Triticum / genetics*
  • Triticum / radiation effects*