DNA Damage and Survival Time Course of Deinococcal Cell Pellets During 3 Years of Exposure to Outer Space

  title={DNA Damage and Survival Time Course of Deinococcal Cell Pellets During 3 Years of Exposure to Outer Space},
  author={Y. Kawaguchi and M. Shibuya and Iori Kinoshita and J. Yatabe and I. Narumi and H. Shibata and R. Hayashi and D. Fujiwara and Y. Murano and H. Hashimoto and E. Imai and S. Kodaira and Y. Uchihori and K. Nakagawa and H. Mita and S. Yokobori and A. Yamagishi},
  journal={Frontiers in Microbiology},
The hypothesis called “panspermia” proposes an interplanetary transfer of life. Experiments have exposed extremophilic organisms to outer space to test microbe survivability and the panspermia hypothesis. Microbes inside shielding material with sufficient thickness to protect them from UV-irradiation can survive in space. This process has been called “lithopanspermia,” meaning rocky panspermia. We previously proposed sub-millimeter cell pellets (aggregates) could survive in the harsh space… Expand

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