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Ozone depletion and effects of ultraviolet radiation

  • Lars Olof Björn
Publiceringsår: 2008
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 503-530
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Photobiology — The science of life and light, 2nd. ed.
Dokumenttyp: Del av eller Kapitel i bok
Förlag: Springer


Because of the stratospheric ozone depletion that took place during the last decades of the past century, the effects of ultraviolet radiation on plants, animals, humans and micro-organisms became intensively studied. In this chapter we describe the role of the ozone layer as a radiation shield and various molecular and organismal effects of ultraviolet radiation, with an emphasis on the UV-B band (280-315 nm), which is strongly affected by the ozone content of the atmosphere. Also physiolical protection mechanisms and repair systems are briefly treated.


  • Biological Sciences
  • Ozone Ultraviolet radiation UV-B Stratosphere Spectrum DNA Thymine CPD Dewar photoisomer (6-4)photoproduct Photoreactivation Photolyase ROS Reactive oxygen species Lipid peroxidation Apoptosis Aquatic life Terrestrial life Eye damage Snow-blindness Photokeratitis Cataract Melanoma Cancer WHO


  • Photobiology
  • Photobiology-lup-obsolete
  • ISBN: 978-0-387-72654-0

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