Table 4 Mutations at minisatellite loci in relation to parental exposure
Controls (<0.01 Gy)Exposeda (≥0.01 Gy)
Number of children examined5861
Minisatellite loci tested1403496
Mutations detected3913
Mutation rate/loci/generation2.8%2.6%
  • Data are from Kodaira et al. (2010). Note that the irradiation level for the exposed parents is quite high.

  • a Mean parental gonadal dose = 1.47 Gy.