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


PARMITANO Luka PARMITANO
Luka



KOCH Christina  KOCH
Christina



SKVORTSOV Alexandr SKVORTSOV
Alexandr



MORGAN   Andrew MORGAN
Andrew



  SKRIPOCHKA
Oleg



   MEIR
Jessica