A chromosomal aberration (q.v.) induced through breakage caused by ionizing radiation. In the figure below are shown the origin and mitotic behavior of a variety of radiation-induced aberrations. Original break positions are indicated by short diagonal lines.
Radiation-induced chromosomal aberration. From A. Hollaender, ed., Radiation Biology, Vol. 1 (1954), page 716, McGraw-Hill, NY.
Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.