Story of a superbug

Story of a superbug

Do you like cockroaches? I do. They have some special traits. They are very radiation-resistant. Deinococcus Radiodurans (DR) — a bacterium — beats cockroaches more convincingly in the game. They can survive enormous doses of radiation. DR is a lowly form of life. But biotechnologists can turn it into a superbug. If you look at living beings closely, we realize that we cannot consider any of them as lowly.

You may access more details at:

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2001/20010906/science.htm#1

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About ksparthasarathy

I am a former Secretary of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board. I am a former Raja Ramanna Fellow in the Department of Atomic Energy. Free lance journalism is my hobby
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