Radiation-Resistant Microbe Found in Chilean Desert

Kate Ruder, Genome News Network

The Genome News Network (GNN) reports a new species of Deinococcus bacteria has been discovered in the Atacama Desert in Chile. This page features an article published on the discovery of a new species of a radiation tolerant microbe. Links to other related articles and news published by the GNN can also be accessed through this page.

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Subject: Biology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: General Public
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous, High Radiation
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Metabolism, Biosphere:Ecology, Ecology:Habitats, Biosphere, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Terrestrial