Advanced Collection of Resources on Microbial Life Exposed to High Levels of Radiation

  • Rubrobacter xylanophilus ( This site may be offline. ) :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)

  • Other Radiation Collections

    General Collection: Resources such as news articles, web sites, and reference pages provide a comprehensive array of information about radiation tolerant microbes.

    For Educators: This collection includes activities, assignments, and reading materials created specifically for educators.

    Additional Resources

    For additional resources about Microbial Life in Radioactive Environments, search the Microbial Life collection