IGEM:JohnsHopkins/2008/Ideas/Styrene Biosynthesis(Astrobiology)

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JHU iGEM

So this idea is not that thought out yet, but the basic idea is to use Deinococcus radiodurans, which was voted "the world's toughest bacterium" by the Guinness World Book of Records, to produce something useful for space travel.

There has been alot of interest in D. radiodurans in the past few years for its ability to reassemble its genome after obliteration. It can withstand a dose of up to 15,000 Gray of radiation, while a human can withstand only 10 Gray.

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