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Research Article

Survival in Nuclear Waste, Extreme Resistance, and Potential Applications Gleaned from the Genome Sequence of Kineococcus radiotolerans SRS30216

  • Christopher E. Bagwell,

    Affiliation: Savannah River National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences and Biotechnology, Aiken, South Carolina, United States of America

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  • Swapna Bhat,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Gary M. Hawkins,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Bryan W. Smith,

    Affiliation: Savannah River National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences and Biotechnology, Aiken, South Carolina, United States of America

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  • Tapan Biswas,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Timothy R. Hoover,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Elizabeth Saunders,

    Affiliation: DOE Joint Genome Institute, Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Cliff S. Han,

    Affiliation: DOE Joint Genome Institute, Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Oleg V. Tsodikov,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Lawrence J. Shimkets mail

    shimkets@uga.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: December 05, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003878
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Christopher E. Bagwell, Bryan W. Smith
Savannah River National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences and Biotechnology, Aiken, South Carolina, United States of America
Tapan Biswas, Oleg V. Tsodikov
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Swapna Bhat, Gary M. Hawkins, Timothy R. Hoover, Lawrence J. Shimkets
Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Elizabeth Saunders, Cliff S. Han
DOE Joint Genome Institute, Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: shimkets@uga.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CEB LJS. Performed the experiments: CEB SB GMH BWS ES CSH. Analyzed the data: CEB SB TB TRH OVT LJS. Wrote the paper: CEB OVT LJS.