Microbiomes of the dust particles collected from the International Space Station and Spacecraft Assembly Facilities

@inproceedings{Checinska2015MicrobiomesOT,
  title={Microbiomes of the dust particles collected from the International Space Station and Spacecraft Assembly Facilities},
  author={Aleksandra Checinska and Alexander J. Probst and Parag A. Vaishampayan and James Robert White and Deepika Kumar and Victor G. Stepanov and George E. Fox and Henrik R. Nilsson and Duane L. Pierson and Jay Perry and Kasthuri Venkateswaran},
  booktitle={Microbiome},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The International Space Station (ISS) is a unique built environment due to the effects of microgravity, space radiation, elevated carbon dioxide levels, and especially continuous human habitation. Understanding the composition of the ISS microbial community will facilitate further development of safety and maintenance practices. The primary goal of this study was to characterize the viable microbiome of the ISS-built environment. A second objective was to determine if the built… CONTINUE READING
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