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Analysis of GMO Plum Plant Culture in System Operations Failure
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Author and Affiliation:
Mercado, Dianne(University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, United States)
Abstract: GMO plum trees are being evaluated at the Kennedy Space Center as a possible candidate for future space crops. Previously conducted horticultural testing compared the performance of several plum genotypes in controlled environment chambers, resulting in a down-selection to the NASA-11 genotype. Precursory studies determined the water use requirements to sustain the plants as well as the feasibility of grafting non-GMO plum scions onto GMO plum rootstocks of NASA-5, NASA-10, and NASA-11 genotypes. This study follows the growth and horticultural progress of plum trees and in-vitro cultures from August 2017 to November 2017, and provides supplemental support for future GMO plum studies. The presence of Hurricane Irma in early September 2017 resulted in the plants undergoing material deterioration from major changes to their overall horticultural progress.
Publication Date: Nov 17, 2017
Document ID:
20170011601
(Acquired Dec 11, 2017)
Subject Category: LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL); MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Report/Patent Number: KSC-E-DAA-TN49831
Document Type: Technical Report
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NNK11EA08C
Financial Sponsor: NASA Kennedy Space Center; Cocoa Beach, FL, United States
Organization Source: NASA Kennedy Space Center; Cocoa Beach, FL, United States
Description: 6p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Use by or on behalf of the U.S. Government permitted
NASA Terms: FARM CROPS; FRUITS; PLANT PHYSIOLOGY; FOOD PRODUCTION (IN SPACE); SPACE FLIGHT; IN VITRO METHODS AND TESTS; TEST CHAMBERS; VIABILITY; SYSTEM FAILURES; BONE DEMINERALIZATION; HEALTH; NUTRITION; DEEP SPACE
Other Descriptors: GMO; PLUM; SPACE BIOLOGY; LIFE SUPPORT; PLANTS; IN-VITRO; SPACE SYSTEM
Miscellaneous Notes: NASA NIFS Internship
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