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
>it is my understanding that such bacteria has recently been isolated
>near by chernobyl, I am also looking for any scientific papers on this
>topic (published or unpublished).
>Thank you for your time.

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.

The problem with being on the cutting edge is that you occasionally get 
sliced from time to time....

Duncan Clark
DNAmp Ltd.
Tel: +44(0)1252376288
FAX: +44(0)8701640382

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