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Environmental Biotechnology

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Neja Ervin

on 30 January 2013

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By: Neja Ervin, Sydney Scott, and Christian Springer Environmental Biotechnology Microbial Genome Project Caulobacter Crescents Goals of MGP Deinococcus Radiodurans 1: That manufacturing process will be able to use nontoxic chemicals and enzymes to reduce costs and improve efficiency;
2: that pharmaceutical researchers will gain a better understanding of how pathogenic microbes cause disease;
3: that gaining a better understanding of the microbial world will provide insights into the interactions and limits of life on this planet;
4: that by identifying the microbes that are critical to various ecosystems, scientist can better monitor and predict environmental change; and
5: that knowing microbial sequences may help researchers find new human genes and shed light on the disease-producing properties of pathogens Its goal was to sequence the genomes of bacteria that might be useful in energy production , environmental repair, toxic waste reduction, and industrial processing, only one percent of microbes are known and understood.
It is hoped that the MGP will increase our knowledge so that both human health and the environment will benefit. It is a bacterium that can survive extremely high levels of radiation.
it has an internal repair process that repairs radiation-damaged genomes in a day.
This organism was chosen for DNA sequencing due to its potential ability to clean up radioactive waste or toxic waste.
Scientists also believe that by studying their repair process it will give them more insights on fighting human cancers that damage human DNA. Common non-pathogenic bacterium that lives in freshwaters streams.
Currently used in sewage treatment.
This bacterium has the ability to break down the toxins substances into non harmful substances.
Scientists sequence this bacterium with the hope that the organism could be genetically engineered to remove heavy metals from wastewaterstreams.
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