Abnormal fruit growth around Chernobyl

Abnormal fruit growth around Chernobyl

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Caption: Abnormal fruit growth around Chernobyl. Japanese quince with abundant fruiting and increased fruit size growing in the Chernobyl meltdown area two years after the disaster. A normal-size fruit, left, is given for comparison. On 26th April 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded causing the worst nuclear power plant diaster in history. Photographed 14th May 1986. Photographed 1st August 1989.

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Keywords: 1989, 20th century, abnormal growth, adult, anomaly, biological, biology, botanical, botany, chernobyl, chernobyl disaster, environment, europe, european, flora, fruit, genetic deformity, japanese quince, male, mutation, nature, novosti, plant, radiation, russia

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