An extremely radioresistant green eukaryote for radionuclide bio-decontamination in the nuclear industry

@inproceedings{Rivasseau2012AnER,
  title={An extremely radioresistant green eukaryote for radionuclide bio-decontamination in the nuclear industry},
  author={Corinne Rivasseau and E. Farhi and Ariane Atteia and Alain Cout{\'e} and Marina and Gromova and Diane De Gouvion Saint Cyr and A Boisson and Anne-Sophie and F{\'e}ret and Estelle Compagnon and Richard Bligny},
  year={2012}
}
Nuclear activities generate radioactive elements which require processes for their decontamination. Although biological remediation has proved to be efficient in industrial applications, no biotechnology solution is currently operational for highly radioactive media. Such a solution requires organisms that accumulate radionuclides while withstanding radioactivity. This paper describes the potentialities of an extremophile autotrophic eukaryote, Coccomyxa actinabiotis nov. sp., that we isolated… CONTINUE READING