[Biological effects of weightlessness at the cellular level. Comparative study of cultures of Paramecia aboard the orbital station Salyut-6 and a stratospheric balloon].

Abstract

In order to distinguish the effects of cosmic rays from those of weightlessness at the cellular level, we performed experiments aboard stratospheric balloon, where gravity is equal to 1 g and cosmic radiation roughly equal to that aboard Salyut-6. The results suggest that the stimulation of cell proliferation is probably due to cosmic rays, metabolic changes being related to microgravity.

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@article{Richoilley1984BiologicalEO, title={[Biological effects of weightlessness at the cellular level. Comparative study of cultures of Paramecia aboard the orbital station Salyut-6 and a stratospheric balloon].}, author={G{\'e}rard Richoilley and J. Templier and J. C. Bes and Gilbert Gasset and Hubert Planel and R. Tixador}, journal={Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences. Série III, Sciences de la vie}, year={1984}, volume={299 20}, pages={845-8} }