Genome sequence of the radioresistant bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans R1.

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White O, Eisen JA, Heidelberg JF, Hickey EK, Peterson JD, Dodson RJ, Haft DH, Gwinn ML, Nelson WC, Richardson DL, Moffat KS, Qin H, Jiang L, Pamphile W, Crosby M, Shen M, Vamathevan JJ, Lam P, McDonald L, Utterback T, Zalewski C, Makarova KS, Aravind L, Daly MJ, Minton KW, Fleischmann RD, Ketchum KA, Nelson KE, Salzberg S, Smith HO, Venter JC, Fraser CM

Genome sequence of the radioresistant bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans R1.

Science. 1999 Nov 19;286(5444):1571-7.

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The complete genome sequence of the radiation-resistant bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans R1 is composed of two chromosomes (2,648,638 and 412,348 base pairs), a megaplasmid (177,466 base pairs), and a small plasmid (45,704 base pairs), yielding a total genome of 3,284, 156 base pairs. Multiple components distributed on the chromosomes and megaplasmid that contribute to the ability of D. radiodurans to survive under conditions of starvation, oxidative stress, and high amounts of DNA damage were identified. Deinococcus radiodurans represents an organism in which all systems for DNA repair, DNA damage export, desiccation and starvation recovery, and genetic redundancy are present in one cell.

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NameUniProt ID
Protein RecAP42443Details
S-ribosylhomocysteine lyaseQ9RRU8Details
Tryptophan--tRNA ligase 2Q9RVD6Details
Citrate lyase subunit beta-like proteinQ9RUZ0Details
Malto-oligosyltrehalose trehalohydrolaseQ9RX51Details
NAD(P)H dehydrogenase (quinone)Q9RYU4Details
Recombination protein RecRQ9ZNA2Details
50S ribosomal protein L32P49228Details