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Analysis of a Novel Sensory Mechanism in Root Phototropism (Tropi)
06.23.06
 
Plants sprouted from seeds will be video taped and samples collected will be analyzed at a molecular level to determine what genes are responsible for successful plant growth in microgravity. Insights gained from Tropi can lead to sustainable agriculture for future long duration space missions. + Read More

EMCS experiment container European Modular Cultivation System (EMCS) experiment container with Tropi Experiment unique equipment.
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EMCS container cover removed EMCS experiment container with cover removed to expose Tropi EUE
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close-up Arabidopsis seedlings Close-up showing Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings with Tropi seed cassette.
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Arabidopsis seedlings Another view of Arabidopsis seedlings with Tropi seed cassette.
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Arabidopsis seedlings Close-up of Arabidopsis seedlings with seed cassette cover removed.
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Arabidopsis seedlings in pedri dish Arabidopsis seedlings with a petri dish.
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Arabidopsis seedlings in cassette Another view of Arabidopsis seedlings on seed cassette baseplate.
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dwarf Arabidopsis plant Dwarf Arabidopsis plant.
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normal Arabidopsis plant Normal Arabidopsis plant.
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Tropi EVE with blue light Tropi EUE shown stimulating Arabidopsis seedlings with blue light.
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Tropi EVE with red light Tropi EUE shown stimulating Arabidopsis seedlings with red light.
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Image Credit: NASA/Ames