Results and prospects of microbiological studies in outer space

  title={Results and prospects of microbiological studies in outer space},
  author={G. P. Parfenov and A. A. Lukin},
  journal={Space life sciences},
The domestic and foreign literature on microbiological studies in outer space from 1935 through 1970 is reviewed, with separate references to results obtained with balloons, high-altitude rockets and artificial earth satellites. The results of most experiments warrant the conclusion that spaceflight factors do not interfere with growth, development, cellular and nuclear division or mutagenesis in microorganisms, nor exert a modifying action on the radiation effect. In those cases when effects… 
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