Radioresistance

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Radioresistance is a property of some living things. It means they can resist the effects of gamma radiation, ultra-violet radiation, and similar types of radiation. A good example is the bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans. It has enzymes which repair the DNA strands which have been split by the radiation.[1]

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  1. DeWeerdt, Sarah The world’s toughest bacterium. Genome News Network [1]