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Cell biology experiments conducted in spaceA review of cell biology experiments conducted during the first two decades of space flight is provided. References are tabulated for work done with six types of living test system: isolated viruses, bacteriophage-host, bacteria, yeasts and filamentous fungi, protozoans, and small groups of cells (such as hamster cell tissue and fertilized frog eggs). The general results of studies involving the survival of cells in space, the effect of space flight on growing cultures, the biological effects of multicharged high-energy particles, and the effects of space flight on the genetic apparatus of microorganisms are summarized. It is concluded that cell systems remain sufficiently stable during space flight to permit experimentation with models requiring a fixed cell line during the space shuttle era.
Document ID
19770055101
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Taylor, G. R. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, Tex., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: BioScience
Volume: 27
Subject Category
LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other