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Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Thomas Coohill, David Hartman, Larry Elliott

Degree Program

Department of Biology

Degree Type

Master of Science


A comparison between germicidal (254 nm) UV and simulated sunlight (above 300 nm) radiation emitted from a solar simulator has been made using five mammalian cell lines. The cell lines used included normal and photosensitive human skin fibroblasts and one African green monkey kidney cell line. The ratio of 10% survival by exposure to 254 nm radiation divided by 10% survival by simulated sunlight exposure derived from the above comparison was used as a criterion for showing that the above cell lines are statistically significantly different in their relative response to simulated sunlight.


Biology | Cell and Developmental Biology | Life Sciences