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Space biology and biotechnology

Mikrovir Experiment


Purpose:

Investigation of the effect of space flight factors on the rate of the bacteriophage lytic action on bacteria.

Objectives:

  • study of the cumulative effect of SFF inherent to orbital flight and space on a specific activity of bacteriophages;
  • identification of the difference in time of the bacterial culture lysis on the Earth and the rate change of the phage lytic action on bacteria in space flight.

Used science hardware:

  • kit Mikrovir No. 1;
  • thermostat TBU-V ser. No. 04.

Used Flight Equipment:

  • refrigerator Cryogem-03.

Expected results:

It is proposed to use comparative data on the rate change of the bacteriophage lytic action on bacterial cultures under the effect of space flight factors to simulate behavior in Space of the following system: warm-blooded cells-virus, which at a later time can be used to understand the subtle mechanisms of the hoist virus interaction in long-term space flights.

Experiment results:

The result of the experiment is biological material placed in the Mikrovir kit and also other materials such as photography and video imagery.