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Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2000 Jun;11(3):280-5.

Engineering radiation-resistant bacteria for environmental biotechnology.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA. mdaly@usuhs.mil

Abstract

Seventy million cubic meters of ground and three trillion liters of groundwater have been contaminated by leaking radioactive waste generated in the United States during the Cold War. A cleanup technology is being developed based on the radiation-resistant bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans, which is being engineered to express bioremediating functions.

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