SREL Reprint #0158




Influence of Temperature on the Susceptibility of the Old-Field Mouse (Peromyscus polionotus) to acute Radiation

Roger G. Williams, James L. Carmon, and Michael H. Smith



The LD50(30) was 1147 + 15 R for the old-field mouse, Peromyscus polionotus.  Radioresistance, as measured by this value, was not affected by sex or temperature over the range of 16 to 32C.  The variance of the LD50(30) for the 16C group was significantly higher than that of the other two groups.  The time until death after irradiation of the mice that died within 30 days was significantly affected by temperature and radiation level, and their interaction, but not by sex.


SREL Reprint #0158

Williams, R.G., J.L. Carmon, and M.H. Smith. 1968. Influence of temperature on the susceptability of the old field mouse (Peromyscus polionotus) to acute radiation. Radiation Research 35:709-713.

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