Advanced Collection of Resources on Microbial Life Exposed to High Levels of Radiation
Rubrobacter xylanophilus (more info) :This web site features the microbe Rubrobacter xylanophilus. This organism was found to be extremely gamma-radiation resistant. This organism was also found to be slightly thermophilic. The DNA of other species of Rubrobacter has been frequently cloned from desert soils, where these organism may be abundant.(more info)
Deinococcus geothermalis (more info) :This website contains information about the radiation resistant microbe Deinococcus geothermalis.(more info)
Radiotolerant Rubrobacter, Photo: Margaret C. Henk
Other Radiation Collections
: Resources such as news articles, web sites, and reference pages provide a comprehensive array of information about radiation tolerant microbes.
: This collection includes activities, assignments, and reading materials created specifically for educators.
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