Microbes In Space: Effects of Microgravity and Space Radiation on Growth Kinetics and Mutation Processes in E. Cloacae and Acinetobacer Baumanii Cells (MIS) - 12.03.13
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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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Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)Sponsoring Organization
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October 2007 - April 2008Expeditions Assigned
16Previous ISS Missions
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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Investigate the effect of microgravity and space radiation on E. Cloacae and Acinetobacter baumanii cells (static gram-negative bacillus).
Exposed bacterial cell cultures and accompanying photo information on a flash card.
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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