Re: D. radiodurans, was Re: Bill Joy on the CBS evening news

Date: Sat Jan 06 2001 - 15:22:46 MST

"Michael M. Butler" wrote:
> How much is known about D. radiodurans's tricks for survival at high
> rads? I think I'll go look.
> Will report back. Then we can talk to Doug Skrecky about a D.
> melanogaster "knock-in" program. :)

It't repair error rate is unacceptable for higher organisms, I would
imagine. Still, you should be able to engineer rather amazingly resistant
animals, by jacking up the repair rate.

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