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Ozone depletion and effects of ultraviolet radiation

Björn, Lars Olof LU and McKenzie, Richard L. (2008) In Photobiology — The science of life and light, 2nd. ed. p.503-530
Abstract
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.
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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
in
Photobiology — The science of life and light, 2nd. ed.
editor
Björn, Lars Olof
pages
503 - 530
publisher
Springer
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  • Scopus:84900050223
ISBN
978-0-387-72654-0
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10.1007/978-0-387-72655-7_19
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Photobiology
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English
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  author       = {Björn, Lars Olof and McKenzie, Richard L.},
  editor       = {Björn, Lars Olof},
  isbn         = {978-0-387-72654-0},
  keyword      = {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},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {503--530},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0xabcc9a0)},
  series       = {Photobiology — The science of life and light, 2nd. ed.},
  title        = {Ozone depletion and effects of ultraviolet radiation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-72655-7_19},
  year         = {2008},
}