Radiation-resistant Mutants of a Halophilic Archaeon and Uses Thereof
The present invention relates to variants of the model halophile Halobacterium sp. NRC- 1 that have been exposed to cycles of irradiation with high doses of 18-20 MeV electrons. These novel isolated halobacterium exhibit increased resistance to radiation and may be used for bioremediation of toxic and highly radioactive waste sites and/or for studying and modulating the mechanism involved in such resistance.
DASSARMA SHILADITYA [US]; DEVEAUX LINDA C [US]; WELLS DOUGLAS P [US]
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