Four-year bacterial monitoring in the International Space Station—Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” with culture-independent approach

@inproceedings{Ichijo2016FouryearBM,
  title={Four-year bacterial monitoring in the International Space Station—Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” with culture-independent approach},
  author={Tomoaki Ichijo and Nobuyasu Yamaguchi and Fumiaki Tanigaki and Masaki Shirakawa and Masao Nasu},
  booktitle={npj Microgravity},
  year={2016}
}
Studies on the relationships between humans and microbes in space habitation environments are critical for success in long-duration space missions, to reduce potential hazards to the crew and the spacecraft infrastructure. We performed microbial monitoring in the Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo”, a part of the International Space Station, for 4 years after its completion, and analyzed samples with modern molecular microbiological techniques. Sampling was performed in September 2009, February… CONTINUE READING