Askari et al
Greener Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology Vol. 1 (1), pp. 018-022, March 2014.
2384-6321 © 2013 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 022714124
Gamma Rays Destroy Plant Stress Resistance Genes
*1Askari Mohammad Bagher, 2Askari Nahid,
3Vahid Mirzaei Mahmoud Abadi, 4Mohsen Mirhabibi,
1Department of Physics, Payame Noor University, PO Box 19395-3697 Tehran, Iran.
2Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Science and High Technology and Environmental Sciences, Graduate
University of Advanced Technology, Kerman-Iran.
3Professor (Assistant) Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman faculty of physics.
4Department of Physics, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.
5Department of Pathobiology, Shahid Bahonr University of Kerman, Iran.
*Corresponding Author’s Email: mb_askari @ yahoo. com,
Tel: +989131990432, FAX: +983412117063
Gamma rays have sufficient energy to ionize matter and therefore can damage living cells. The damage produced in the cell or tissue is proportional to the number of ionizing paths produced in the absorbing material. This investigation was carried out to determine the effects of gamma radiation on the specific gene (arginine decarboxylase (ADC)) of pistachio to choose the best one under various stresses. These results show that the cobalt-60 radiation source which its energy was 1.3M.ev destroy ADC gene. Gamma radiation treatments may be used to examine their effects on germination and survival percentage, growth traits and morphological variation of plants and then isolated the gene of interest to transfer it to other plants.
Keywords: Gamma ray, arginine decarboxylase, pistachio, cobalt-60.