Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

November 1992


National Aeronautics and Space Administration Technical Memo NASA TM-4383


The Katz track structure model has been applied to describe recessive lethal mutagenesis in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans after exposure to heavy ions. Based on models of the cosmic-ray environment and heavy-ion transport, mutation rates for the International Microgravity Laboratory 1 (IML-1) experiment on the Space Transportation System 42 (STS-42) are predicted and the results are discussed.

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