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Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dudley Bryant, Thomas Coohill, Eugene Hoffman

Degree Program

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Degree Type

Master of Science


The degrees of Ultraviolet Enhanced Reactivation (UVR) by mammalian cells of Heroes simplex virus inactivated by different wavelengths of far ultraviolet radiation were measure'. The wavelength dependence of UVR is presented for the wavelength region 238 nm to 297 nm. The shape of the UVR curve suggests that virus directed repair is less dependent on the wavelength of UV radiation than are cellular repair mechanisms. The wavelength dependence of Herpes simplex inactivation by far UV radiation is also presented. The shape of the virus inactivation curve suggests the involvement of both DNA and protein.


Medicine and Health Sciences | Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Physics