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Solution: UV radiation is a useful tool in producing mutants of microbial culturesA. TrueB. False

Problem

UV radiation is a useful tool in producing mutants of microbial cultures

A. True

B. False

Solution

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation may be classified into three components, according to their wavelength range: UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVA has a wavelength range of 320-400nm, UVB is at 280-320nm, while UVC is at 200-280nm. Remember that shorter wavelength radiation contain higher energy levels. 

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