Radiation-resistant microorganism

Chemistry: molecular biology and microbiology – Process of utilizing an enzyme or micro-organism to destroy... – Destruction of hazardous or toxic waste

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C435S252400, C435S041000, C435S042000, C435S170000, C588S300000

Reexamination Certificate



An isolated and purified bacterium is provided which was isolated from a high-level radioactive waste site of mixed waste. The isolate has the ability to degrade a wide variety of organic contaminants while demonstrating high tolerance to ionizing radiation. The organism is uniquely suited to bioremediation of a variety or organic contaminants while in the presence of ionizing radiation.

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Frazier, M. & Johnson, G., Innovative Approaches for Cleaning Up and Treating Hazardous Wastes and DOE Sites, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC, undated.
Phillips et al,Kineoccus radiotoleranssp. nov., a radiation-resistant, Gram-positive bacterium, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (2002) 52, 933-938, Great Britain.


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