Microbes In Space: Effects of Microgravity and Space Radiation on Growth Kinetics and Mutation Processes in E. Cloacae and Acinetobacer Baumanii Cells (MIS) - 08.05.15

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Science Objectives for Everyone
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

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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

Expeditions Assigned
16

Previous ISS Missions
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Experiment Description

Research Overview
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Description
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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Applications

Space Applications
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Earth Applications
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Operations

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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Imagery

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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