Microbial survival in the stratosphere and implications for global dispersal

@inproceedings{Smith2011MicrobialSI,
  title={Microbial survival in the stratosphere and implications for global dispersal},
  author={David J. Smith and Dale Warren Griffin and R. Mcpeters and Peter D. Ward and Andrew C. Schuerger},
  year={2011}
}
Spores of Bacillus subtilis were exposed to a series of stratosphere simulations. In total, five distinct treatments measured the effect of reduced pressure, low temperature, high desiccation, and intense ultraviolet (UV) irradiation on stratosphereisolated and ground-isolated B. subtilis strains. Environmental conditions were based on springtime data from a mid-latitude region of the lower stratosphere (20 km). Experimentally, each treatment consisted of the following independent or combined… CONTINUE READING