Radiation response mechanisms of the extremely radioresistant bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans.

@article{Kobayashi2004RadiationRM,
  title={Radiation response mechanisms of the extremely radioresistant bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans.},
  author={Yasuhiko Kobayashi and Issay Narumi and Katsuya Satoh and Tomoo Funayama and Masahiro Kikuchi and Shigeru Kitayama and Hiroshi Watanabe},
  journal={Uchu Seibutsu Kagaku},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={134-5}
}
Effect of microgravity on recovery of bacterial cells from radiation damage was examined in IML-2, S/MM-4 and S/MM-9 experiments using the extremely radioresistant bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans. The cells were irradiated with gamma rays before the space flight and incubated on board the Space Shuttle. The survival of the wild type cells incubated in space increased compared with the ground controls, suggesting that the recovery of this bacterium from radiation damage was enhanced under the… CONTINUE READING