Responsible HRP Element:
Space Human Factors and Habitability
|Space Human Factors Habitability
Completed - Task has been completed
1. Comparison of whole genome microarray-mediated gene expression profiling of Salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Candida albicans, in response to spaceflight, to normal gravity controls and when the organisms are grown during suspension culture in modeled microgravity.
2. Determination of the effect of spaceflight on the virulence potential of the pathogenic microorganisms, S. typhimurium, P. aeruginosa, and C. albicans, immediately following their return from spaceflight.
3. Comparison of S. typhimurium cultures grown in nutrient limited media to those grown in nutrient rich media to determine the potential effects of nutritional status on changes in gene expression and virulence properties during spaceflight
This task support AEH 7 and AEH 9