Microbes In Space: Effects of Microgravity and Space Radiation on Growth Kinetics and Mutation Processes in E. Cloacae and Acinetobacer Baumanii Cells (MIS) - 09.17.14

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MIS (Microbes in Space) is a Malaysian Space Agency (Angkasa) experiment that evaluates the affects of the microgravity environment on microbes.

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The following content was provided by A. V. Markov, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.

Experiment Details


Principal Investigator(s)

  • A. V. Markov, S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Russia

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    Sponsoring Space Agency
    Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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    Research Benefits
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    ISS Expedition Duration
    October 2007 - April 2008

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview
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    Investigate the effects of spaceflight on growth kinetics and mutation processes in bacterial cells, and effects on minimum inhibiting medicine concentration for various kinds of bacteria.

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    Space Applications
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    Earth Applications
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    Operational Requirements
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    Operational Protocols
    Investigate the effect of microgravity and space radiation on E. Cloacae and Acinetobacter baumanii cells (static gram-negative bacillus).

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    Results/More Information
    Exposed bacterial cell cultures and accompanying photo information on a flash card.

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    Related Websites
    Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

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    image Each FPA set has six FPA biocontainers. FPA compartments (chambers) are filled with bacteria suspension, medium and fixative. Chamber A is filled with microbe culture (E. Cloacae and Acinetobacter baumanii), chamber B is filled with medium (Brucella broth or Mueller-Hinton broth), and chamber C contains fixative (RNA-Later).
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