Deinococcus radiodurans

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A Microbial Biorealm page on the genus Deinococcus radiodurans


Higher order taxa

Bacteria; Deinococcus-Thermus; Deinococci; Deinococcales; Deinococcaceae; Deinococcus


NCBI: Taxonomy Genome

D. radiodurans, D. radiodurans R1

Description and significance

Genome structure

Cell structure and metabolism


Describe any interactions with other organisms (included eukaryotes), contributions to the environment, effect on environment, etc.

Application to Biotechnology

Does this organism produce any useful compounds or enzymes? What are they and how are they used?

Current Research

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White, O. et al. Genome sequence of the radioresistant bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans R1. Science 286, 1571-1577 (November 19, 1999).

Edited by Edwin Cook, student of Rachel Larsen and Kit Pogliano