ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

Print this page         
Find Definition by Term and/or Language
Term Language (Optional)
Browse All Terms
Beginning With By Language
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z :: All English

Ultraviolet Light; Ultraviolet Radiation (UV)

The portion of the electromagnetic spectrum with wavelengths from about 100 to 400 nm; between ionizing radiation (X-rays) and visible light. UV is absorbed by DNA and is highly mutagenic to unicellular organisms and to the epidermal cells of multicellular organisms. UV light is used in tissue culture for its mutagenic and bactericidal properties.

Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999

Do you have a term that should be included in the glossary?
Submit a term for review


  • Click to go to My Communities of Practice
  • Click to go to My Affiliate or Chapter
  • Click to go to My Profile
Click to go to the Member Gift