Cellular alterations of cultured 3T3 cells irradiated with beta-rays from tritiated water were studied by scanning and transmission electron microscopy. We observed decreased negative surface charges, vacuolization of rough endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi-complex, degeneration of mitochondria, increase of lysosomal activity and changes in distribution and amount of microfilaments in the irradiated cells, that parallelled changes in cell shape.
Somosy, Z.; Kubasova, Tamara; Kovács, J.; and Köteles, G. J.
"Effects of Low Energy Beta-Irradiation from Tritiated Water on the Morphology of 3T3 Fibroblasts,"
Scanning Microscopy: Vol. 5
, Article 12.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/microscopy/vol5/iss1/12