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Effects of Low Dose Chronic Radiation and Heavy Metals on Plants and Their Fungal and Virus Infections

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A Dmitriev ,

Lab of Molecular Plant Pathology, Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering, 148 Zabolotnogo St, Kyiv 02143, Ukraine, UA
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O Shevchenko,

Dept of Virology, Taras Shevchenko’ Kyiv National University, 64 Volodymyrska St, Kyiv 01033, Ukraine, UA
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V Polischuk,

Dept of Virology, Taras Shevchenko’ Kyiv National University, 64 Volodymyrska St, Kyiv 01033, Ukraine, UA
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N Guscha

Lab of Molecular Plant Pathology, Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering, 148 Zabolotnogo St, Kyiv 02143, Ukraine, UA
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Abstract

The effects of low dose chronic radiation on plant disease resistance and fungal and virus infections have been studied. The results obtained in the 10-km Chernobyl zone demonstrated a decrease in plant disease resistance and appearance of a "new" population of stem rust agents of cereal with a high frequency of more virulent clones. Radionuclide contamination and heavy metals lead to wider virus spread and a higher diversity of virus species. The Chernobyl zone is a territory of enhanced risk and potential threats for the environment. A special type of monitoring of microevolution processes in plant pathogens should provide better understanding of how serious these potential threats are.
DOI: http://doi.org/10.2481/dsj.BR-07
How to Cite: Dmitriev, A. et al., (2009). Effects of Low Dose Chronic Radiation and Heavy Metals on Plants and Their Fungal and Virus Infections. Data Science Journal. 8, pp.PBR49–PBR66. DOI: http://doi.org/10.2481/dsj.BR-07
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Published on 23 Jun 2009.
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