Microbiology - Microbial Genetics

Exercise :: Microbial Genetics - Section 1

  • Microbial Genetics - Section 1

Why Deinococcus radiodurans is able to survive massive exposure to radiation?

A. Because it produces a thick shell which acts as a shield from the radiation
B. Because it has unique DNA repair mechanisms
C. Because its cellwall contains radioactive elements
D. Because it has many copies of genes encoding DNA repair

Answer: Option D


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