sources for restriction enzymes (at this website):
||Deinococcus radiodurans is Gram stain positive
||Deinococcus radiodurans is aerobic
||Deinococcus radiodurans is non-motile
||Bacteria; Deinococcus-Thermus; Deinococci; Deinococcales;
|Industrial uses or economic implications:
|Due to the extreme
conditions that Deinococcus radiodurans is resistant
to it is being investigated for toxic cleanup in highly
radioactive sites. Deinococcus radiodurans has
been modified to degrade a number of organic compounds
as well as converting heavy metal contaminants to less
toxic or bioavailable forms.
||Deinococcus radiodurans is the most radiation-resistant
organism known. Characteristics include an extreme resistance
to genotoxic chemicals, oxidative damage, high levels
of ionizing and ultraviolet radiation, and dehydration.
Due to it's resistance to extreme conditions D. radiodurans
is sometimes referred to as "Conan the bacterium".
Disclaimer: This information is presented as is. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, please check current reference material prior to growth or handling of microorganisms.
|Human health and disease:
||While Deinococcus radiodurans is
quite resistant to a number of interventions for sterilization,
it is a relatively weak competitor and not seen as a human