Transfer of Molecules of DNA by Conjugation in Space Flight (Plazmida (Plasmid)) - 11.22.16

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Science Objectives for Everyone
Plazmida will examine the microgravity effect on the rate of transfer and mobilization of bacteria plasmids.
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Experiment Details


Principal Investigator(s)
Vyacheslav Constantinovich Ilyin, Institute of Medical and Biological Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences (IMBP RAS), 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
April 2004 - October 2004; April 2007 - October 2008; September 2011 - September 2012; March 2013 - September 2013

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Experiment Description

Research Overview
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Investigation of microgravity effect on the rate of transfer and mobilization of bacteria plasmids.

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Space Applications
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Earth Applications
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Operational Requirements and Protocols
Thermal container Biocont-T, Hybridizers Recomb-K Kit with tubes, Thermally insulated refrigerator Kriogem-03M.
Study the conjugation and mobilization process in space. Assess the effect of space flight factors on plasmid DNA transfer rate.

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Decadal Survey Recommendations

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Results/More Information

Development of a model of gravity effect on conjugation processes and acquisition of new data on mobilization of extrachromosomal heredity factors.

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Related Websites
Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

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