Human Life Research on ISS Russian Segment

Poligen Experiment


Objective:

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.

Tasks:

  • 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.