Rubrobacter xylanophilus

DOE Joint Genome Institute, US Department of Energy

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. This site contains some genomic information in addition to references. There are links to the JGI home page, BLAST, downloads, and other information.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous, High Radiation, Extremely Hot
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Freshwater, Biosphere:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:TerrestrialKeywords: 16s RNA,