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Microbial Existence in Controlled Habitats and Their Resistance to Space Conditions

Venkateswaran, Kasthuri J. and La Duc, Myron T. and Horneck, Gerda (2014) Microbial Existence in Controlled Habitats and Their Resistance to Space Conditions. Microbes and environments, 29 (3), pp. 243-249. Japanese Society Of Microbial Ecology. DOI: 10.1264/jsme2.ME14032 ISSN 1342-6311

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1264/jsme2.ME14032

Abstract

The National Research Council (NRC) has recently recognized the International Space Station (ISS) as uniquely suitable for furthering the study of microbial species in closed habitats. Answering the NRC’s call for the study, in particular, of uncommon microbial species in the ISS, and/or of those that have significantly increased or decreased in number, space microbiologists have begun capitalizing on the maturity, speed, and cost-effectiveness of molecular/genomic microbiological technologies to elucidate changes in microbial populations in the ISS and other closed habitats. Since investigators can only collect samples infrequently from the ISS itself due to logistical reasons, Earth analogs, such as spacecraft-assembly clean rooms, are used and extensively characterized for the presence of microbes. Microbiologists identify the predominant, problematic, and extremophilic microbial species in these closed habitats and use the ISS as a testbed to study their resistance to extreme extraterrestrial environmental conditions. Investigators monitor the microbes exposed to the real space conditions in order to track their genomic changes in response to the selective pressures present in outer space (external to the ISS) and the spaceflight (in the interior of the ISS). In this review, we discussed the presence of microbes in space research-related closed habitats and the resistance of some microbial species to the extreme environmental conditions of space.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/90742/
Document Type:Article
Title:Microbial Existence in Controlled Habitats and Their Resistance to Space Conditions
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Venkateswaran, Kasthuri J.Biotechnology and Planetary Protection Group, California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, USA.UNSPECIFIED
La Duc, Myron T.Biotechnology and Planetary Protection Group, California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, USA.UNSPECIFIED
Horneck, GerdaInstitute of Aerospace Medicine, DLR (German Aerospace Center)UNSPECIFIED
Date:2014
Journal or Publication Title:Microbes and environments
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:29
DOI :10.1264/jsme2.ME14032
Page Range:pp. 243-249
Publisher:Japanese Society Of Microbial Ecology
ISSN:1342-6311
Status:Published
Keywords:Closed habitat, International Space Station, PLANET PROTECT, BOSS, Microbial Observatory
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:09 Oct 2014 16:22
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:36

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