Fiziol. rast. genet. 2016, vol. 48, no. 4, 279-297, doi:

Genetic consequences of radionuclide contamination of the environment after the accident at Chornobyl nuclear power plant

Morgun V.V., Yakymchuk R.A.

  • Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 31/17 Vasylkivska St., Kyiv, 03022, Ukraine

The results of investigations of  genetic consequences of the accident at Chornobyl NPP, which give a notion  about the initial mutational processes caused by radiation in the individual organisms and natural ecosystems are summarized and analyzed. Despite the 30-year post-accident period and the dose decrease in the alienation zone of Chornobyl NPP, mutational variability of living organisms continues to remain at a high level. This requires the necessity to carry out further all-level testing of the genetic consequences of the environmental contamination with radio nuclides considering their effect on coming generations.

Keywords: Chornobyl NPP, radionuclides contamination, mutational variability, genetic consequences

Fiziol. rast. genet.
2016, vol. 48, no. 4, 279-297

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