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Common Aquatic Animals Show Extreme Resistance to Radiation


March 25, 2008

a bdelloid rotifer Scientists at Harvard University have found that a common class of freshwater invertebrate animals, called bdelloid rotifers, are extraordinarily resistant to ionizing radiation, surviving and continuing to reproduce after doses of gamma radiation much greater than that tolerated by any other animal species studied to date. Full Story

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