Competition! QuestionI/GroupA: What’s the microbe that withstands high radiation dose?

Find the name of a bacterium that can live in high radiation and is currently studied to be used for radioactive waste cleaning.

Send the answer (name + source of information) by email or bring it in person. The fastest three will have prizes (only if the answer is correct!)

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6 Responses to “Competition! QuestionI/GroupA: What’s the microbe that withstands high radiation dose?”

  1. soha gamal Says:

    dienococcus radiodurans is the world’s most radiation-rasistant organism.
    thanx.

  2. Competition: QuestionI/GroupB: What’s the microbe that withstands high radiation dose? « Learning Microbiology and Immunology Says:

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  3. Bishoy Saad Says:

    But there’s one bacterium called Deinococcus radiodurans that can live through blasts of radiation thousands of times greater than the level that would kill a human being. Radiation is measured in units called rads. A dose of 500 to 1,000 rads is enough to kill a person. D. radiodurans thrives even after being hit by up to 1,500,000 rads—yikes!

    The bacterium’s Latin name means “strange berry that withstands radiation.” Scientists who study D. radiodurans have nicknamed it “Conan the Bacterium.”
    http://www.microbeworld.org/know/radiation.aspx

  4. Many winners… and many thanks to all participants! « Learning Microbiology and Immunology Says:

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  5. soha gamal Says:

    I’m Soha Gamal , i’d like to till u dr. Ramy that i dont get my prize,although my name was written with winners, i’m in thursday @ 2-5
    thanx.

  6. RKA Says:

    Soha,
    I have your prize.
    The problem is that I am not there Thursday unless I have a prelab lecture. Please come by next week, either Tuesday or Wednesday and you will get your award.

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