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The spiderwort: radiation monitor

Journal Article:

Abstract

Feature article:The behavior of spiderwort plant species can be monitored to detect incidents of low level radiation in the atmosphere. Radiation turns the cell color of the spiderworts' stamen hairs from blue to pink. The increase in pink cells is porportionate to the amount of radiation received. Color change can be observed 12-13 days after exposure to radiation. Methods used to study radiation uptake by spiderworts are described. The natural history of spiderworts is reviewed. Spiderworts are widely used in Japan to detect radiation from nuclear power plants. (1 drawing, 1 map, 5 references)
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1979
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-80-051211
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Garden; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 3:3
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; TRADESCANTIA; BIOLOGICAL INDICATORS; RADIATION DETECTORS; COLOR; DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIPS; IONIZING RADIATIONS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; PLANTS; RADIATIONS; 510302* - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- Terrestrial Ecosystems & Food Chains- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
5466148
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: GARDA
Submitting Site:
ESI
Size:
Pages: 22-25
Announcement Date:
Dec 01, 1979

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Citation Formats

Grossman, K. The spiderwort: radiation monitor. United Kingdom: N. p., 1979. Web.
Grossman, K. The spiderwort: radiation monitor. United Kingdom.
Grossman, K. 1979. "The spiderwort: radiation monitor." United Kingdom.
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title = {The spiderwort: radiation monitor}
author = {Grossman, K}
abstractNote = {Feature article:The behavior of spiderwort plant species can be monitored to detect incidents of low level radiation in the atmosphere. Radiation turns the cell color of the spiderworts' stamen hairs from blue to pink. The increase in pink cells is porportionate to the amount of radiation received. Color change can be observed 12-13 days after exposure to radiation. Methods used to study radiation uptake by spiderworts are described. The natural history of spiderworts is reviewed. Spiderworts are widely used in Japan to detect radiation from nuclear power plants. (1 drawing, 1 map, 5 references)}
journal = {Garden; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {3:3}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1979}
month = {Jan}
}