Space Microbiology: Modern Research and Advantages for Human Colonization on Mars

  title={Space Microbiology: Modern Research and Advantages for Human Colonization on Mars},
  author={Deepanwita Dey},
  journal={International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology},
  • Deepanwita Dey
  • Published 15 August 2019
  • Physics
  • International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology
Astromicrobiology or exomicrobiology, is the study of microorganisms in outer space. Microorganisms in outer space are most wide spread form of life on Earth, and are capable of colonising any environment, this article usually focus on microbial life in the field of astrobiology. Microorganisms exhibit high adaptability to extreme environments of outer space via phenotypic and genetic changes. These changes may affect astronauts in the space environment as well as on earth because mutant… 
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