Growth and replication of red rain cells at 121°C and their red fluorescence

  title={Growth and replication of red rain cells at 121°C and their red fluorescence},
  author={Rajkumar Gangappa and Chandra Wickramasinghe and Milton Wainwright and A. S. Kumar and Godfrey Louis},
  booktitle={Optical Engineering + Applications},
We have shown that the red cells found in the Red Rain (which fell on Kerala, India, in 2001) survive and grow after incubation for periods of up to two hours at 121°C . Under these conditions daughter cells appear within the original mother cells and the number of cells in the samples increases with length of exposure to 121°C. No such increase in cells occurs at room temperature, suggesting that the increase in daughter cells is brought about by exposure of the Red Rain cells to high… Expand
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  • C. Gibson
  • Physics, Engineering
  • SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications
  • 2015
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