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Problem: _____ radiation excites atoms to a higher energy state within molecules such as DNA, which leads to the formation of pyrimidine dimers.A. ParticleB. IonizingC. UltravioletD. InfraredE. Gamma

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Mutations within DNA strands cause changes in the original sequence of the strands. The effects of these mutations can go from deleterious to no effect at all.

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_____ radiation excites atoms to a higher energy state within molecules such as DNA, which leads to the formation of pyrimidine dimers.

A. Particle

B. Ionizing

C. Ultraviolet

D. Infrared

E. Gamma

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