The Family Deinococcaceae, within the domain Bacteria, is most noted for containing certain species, such as Deinococcus radiodurans and Deinococcusdeserti, that exhibit an extraordinary ability to withstand DNA double-strand breaks generated by ionizing radiation as vegetative cells. Deinococcaceae are aerobic, require very complex media for growth, and produce pink to reddish colonies.
|Title of host publication||The Prokaryotes|
|Subtitle of host publication||Other Major Lineages of Bacteria and The Archaea|
|Publisher||Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||3|
|ISBN (Print)||3642389538, 9783642301223|
|State||Published - 1 Jul 2014|