The family deinococcaceae

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Prokaryotes
Subtitle of host publicationOther Major Lineages of Bacteria and The Archaea
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783642301230
ISBN (Print)3642389538, 9783642301223
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2014


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