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Research Article

SALTANT PRODUCTION BY WAVE LENGTHS OF VISIBLE AND LONG ULTRAVIOLET MONOCHROMATIC IRRADIATION, AND A COMPARISON WITH SALTANTS PRODUCED BY SHORT WAVE LENGTHS OF MONOCHROMATIC ULTRAVIOLET IRRADIATION IN THE FUNGUS CHAETOMIUM GLOBOSUM



Abstract

1. Saltants have been produced in the fungus Chaetomium globosum by longer wave lengths than previously reported—by 365 mµ and by a visible line 404 mµ. 2. Absence at these wave lengths of the K saltant, which is so abundant at short wave lengths, is marked. 3. Ratio of percentage irradiated spores germinating to control spores germinating decreases from 83 per cent at 265 mµ, a short ultraviolet wave length, to 57 per cent at 404 mµ, a visible violet wave length.


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