'Super bacteria' survives for three years outside space station

Given that a tardygrade, which is much more complex can manage the same thing, I wasn't too impressed with Deinococcus radiodurans.

However, the fact that it is also known as 'Conan the Bacterium' is pretty great! :-)

@gemlog Wikipedia:
"Deinococcus radiodurans has a unique quality in which it can repair both single- and double-stranded DNA. When damage is apparent to the cell, it brings the damaged DNA into a compartmental ring-like structure where the DNA is repaired, and then is able to fuse the nucleoids from the outside of the compartment with the damaged DNA."

Nice trick.

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