Microbe-III (Microbe-III) - 05.13.15

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Microbial Dynamics in the International Space Station - III (Microbe-III) monitors the abundance and diversity of fungi and bacteria in Kibo, the Japanese Experiment module of the International Space Station. New sampling techniques and environmental microbiological methods for environmental analysis are employed. The results will be used to produce the microbiologically safe environment which is essential for a long-time stay in space.
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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

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ISS Expedition Duration
May 2012 - March 2013

Expeditions Assigned
31/32,33/34

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Results Publications

    Ichijo T, Hieda H, Ishihara R, Yamaguchi N, Nasu M.  Bacterial monitoring with adhesive sheet in the International Space Station-"Kibo", the Japanese experiment module. Microbes and Environments. 2013 April 20; 28(2): 264-268. DOI: 10.1264/jsme2.ME12184. PMID: 23603802.

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Imagery

image NASA Image: ISS033E012541 - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide,Expedition 33 flight engineer,is photographed performing microbial White Tube sampling in the JPM (JEM Pressurized Module) with wet wipes and sampling sheets for the JAXA MICB (MICROBE-3) experiment.
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