Radiation-Resistant Strain of Salmonella typhimurium'


Deoxyribonucleic acid repair was studied in gamma-irradiated wild-type Salmonella typhimurium and in a radiation-resistant derivative 20 times more resistant than wild type. After exposure to 20 or 50 krad, the wild-type strain (DB21) degraded 30 to 50% of its prelabeled DNA into acid-soluble fragments, whereas the radioresistant strain degraded less than… (More)


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