Human Life Research on ISS Russian Segment

Plasmida 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


Shannon Walker WALKER
Shannon



leg Novitskiy Novitskiy
leg



Petr Dubrov Dubrov
Petr



Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei
Mark



Michael Hopkins Hopkins
Michael



Victor Glover Glover
Victor



Soichi Noguchi Noguchi
Soichi