Aquacells — Flagellates under long-term microgravity and potential usage for life support systems

@article{Hder2006AquacellsF,
  title={Aquacells — Flagellates under long-term microgravity and potential usage for life support systems},
  author={Donat-P. H{\"a}der and Peter Rolf Richter and Sebastian M. Strauch and Martin Schuster},
  journal={Microgravity - Science and Technology},
  year={2006},
  volume={18},
  pages={210-214}
}
The motile behavior of the unicellular photosynthetic flagellate Euglena gracilis was studied during a two-week mission on the Russian satellite Foton M2. The precision of gravitactic orientation was high before launch and, as expected, the cells were unoriented during microgravity. While after previous short-term TEXUS flights the precision of orientation was as high as before launch, it took several hours for the organisms to regain their gravitaxis. Also the percentage of motile cells and… 
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