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Researchers from the CEA, CNRS and University of Aix-Marseille1, in collaboration with KAERI from South Korea, have highlighted, through a large-scale meta-analysis, a wide variety of repair, protection and regulation tools that allow a family of bacteria to resist radiation. Based on a bibliographical review of nearly 300 publications coupled with the analysis of 11 genomes, these results, published on October 18th 2018 in FEMS Microbiology Reviews, open up new investigations in the fields of protection against radiation and oxidative damage, bacterial defence mechanisms and DNA repair.
Sangyong Lim, Jong-Hyun Jung, Laurence Blanchard and Arjan de Groot. Conservation and diversity of radiation and oxidative stress resistance mechanisms in Deinococcus species, FEMS Microbiology Reviews, 18/10/2018, DOI: 10.1093/femsre/fuy037
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.