Survival of Antarctic Cryptoendolithic Fungi in Simulated Martian Conditions On Board the International Space Station.

@article{Onofri2015SurvivalOA,
  title={Survival of Antarctic Cryptoendolithic Fungi in Simulated Martian Conditions On Board the International Space Station.},
  author={Silvano Onofri and Jean-Pierre Paul de Vera and Laura Zucconi and Laura Selbmann and Giuliano Scalzi and Kasthuri Venkateswaran and Elke Rabbow and Rosa de la Torre and Gerda Horneck},
  journal={Astrobiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={15 12},
  pages={1052-9}
}
UNLABELLED Dehydrated Antarctic cryptoendolithic communities and colonies of the rock inhabitant black fungi Cryomyces antarcticus (CCFEE 515) and Cryomyces minteri (CCFEE 5187) were exposed as part of the Lichens and Fungi Experiment (LIFE) for 18 months in the European Space Agency's EXPOSE-E facility to simulated martian conditions aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Upon sample retrieval, survival was proved by testing colony-forming ability, and viability of cells (as integrity… CONTINUE READING
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