Space biology and biotechnology

PLAZMIDA Experiment


Objective:

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

Tasks:

  • Study of conjugation and mobilization process in space.
  • Assessment of the effect of space flight factors on plasmid DNA transfer rate.

Science Hardware Used:

  • Thermal container Biocont-T, including:
    • Hybridizers Recomb-K
    • Kit with tubes
  • Thermally insulated refrigerator Kriogem-03M

Flight Equipment Used:

  • Refrigerator Kriogem-03M

Experiment Results:

  • Hybridizers Recomb-K with obtained hybrid microorganism strains
  • Kit with tubes with the broth cultures of investigated microorganisms
  • Temperature values recorded by a self-contained temperature data logger with a specified time interval.

Expected Results:

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

ISS Crew


CASSIDY Christopher CASSIDY
Christopher



Anatoly Ivanishin IVANISHIN
Anatoly



WAGNER Ivan WAGNER
Ivan



  BEHNKEN
Robert



  HURLEY
Douglas