Resistance to Radiation

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Science  24 Nov 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5240, pp. 1318
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5240.1318


The bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans can survive extremely large doses of radiation without mutagenesis. Daly and Minton suggest how this organism repairs its radiation-damaged DNA so efficiently and why such a system may have evolved.

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