Space biology and biotechnology

Poligen Experiment


Study of correlations between parameters of adaptability of populations Drosophila melanogaster and their genetic structure, as well as search for identification criteria of living organisms maintaining a maximum possible resistance to space flight environment.


  • Identifying an integral structure of genotype of test objects - populations of fruit fly Drosophila melanogaser ;
  • Comparing the genetic characteristics obtained with the results of investigating fruit fly capability to endure space flights.

Science Hardware Used:

  • Drozofila kits
    Object under study is fruit fly Drosophila melanogaser.

Flight Equipment Used:

  • Video camera SONY DVCam.

Expected Results:

Search for genetic criteria for revealing living organisms with a maximum possible resistance extreme conditions of a prolonged space flight.

Experiment Results:

  • Drozofila kits;
  • photographic and filming data;
  • data generated by onboard temperature and humidity sensors placed nearby the kit during conduct of the experiment.