Sunlight-Exposed Biofilm Microbial Communities Are Naturally Resistant to Chernobyl Ionizing-Radiation Levels

@inproceedings{Ragon2011SunlightExposedBM,
  title={Sunlight-Exposed Biofilm Microbial Communities Are Naturally Resistant to Chernobyl Ionizing-Radiation Levels},
  author={Marie Ragon and Gwendal Restoux and David Costa Moreira and Anders Pape M\oller and Purificaci{\'o}n L{\'o}pez-Garc{\'i}a},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND The Chernobyl accident represents a long-term experiment on the effects of exposure to ionizing radiation at the ecosystem level. Though studies of these effects on plants and animals are abundant, the study of how Chernobyl radiation levels affect prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbial communities is practically non-existent, except for a few reports on human pathogens or soil microorganisms. Environments enduring extreme desiccation and UV radiation, such as sunlight exposed biofilms… CONTINUE READING
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