radiation tolerant bacteria

Dr. Duncan Clark Duncan at nospam.demon.co.uk
Tue Mar 9 10:46:56 EST 1999


In article <36E4F4AC.8DA071A at tne.net.au>, Louis Bradbury
<bradbury at tne.net.au> writes
>Hello all,
>I was wondering if anyone knew of any good web sites which contain
>information about bacteria that are resistant to high doses of
>radiation,
>it is my understanding that such bacteria has recently been isolated
>from
>near by chernobyl, I am also looking for any scientific papers on this
>topic (published or unpublished).
>Thank you for your time.
>Lou.
>
>
>

The species Deinococcus (one has been around for many years, formerly
known as Micrococcus radiodurans) are the ones you are looking for. Nice
pink bacteria.

Duncan 
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