Question: What are your thoughts on Deinococcus radiodurans or Conan the bacterium?

  1. potplant3 great to hear from you again! I LOVE THIS BACTERIA! It’s called a polyextremophile! This is because it can survive many crazy hard environments, like freezing cold, acid, and even vacuum (like space) and radiation! WOW! It isn’t going to cause us any harm, because it’s not that type of bacteria. But extremophiles are very very important to us. Thye help us solve many problems. This bacteria is already being used at sites where there is radiation and things to clean up, because it can eat heavy metals! That’s amazing! We can take proteins from these guys and use them for all sorts of things. Proteins that are super strong are already used in things like your washing powder!

    What do you like about it?