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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 725350, 6 pages
Fragmentation of Plasmid DNA Produced by Gamma Radiation: A Theoretical Approach
1Physics Institute, Rua do Matão, Travessa R, No. 187, University of São Paulo, 05508-090 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2FESP, São Paulo Engineering School, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
3Laboratory of Devices Research, University of Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil
Received 16 August 2011; Accepted 18 September 2011
Academic Editor: E. Dague
Copyright © 2012 R. A. S. Silva et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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