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Analysis of dust samples from the Russian part of the ISS

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

Our study focuses on the hardiest microorganisms inhabiting the ISS in order to assess their diversity and capabilities to resist certain stresses. We specifically selected dust samples from the Russian modules that were obtained 8-10 years ago and stored since then under sealed conditions on Earth. Targeting long-time survivors and spore-forming microorganisms we assessed consequently the cultivable microbial community of these samples in order to obtain model microbial strains that could help to analyze specific adaptation towards environmental stresses such as desiccation and lack of nutrients. In this study we analyzed these microorganisms with respect to their resistance towards thermal stress and exposure to clinically relevant antibiotics. In addition we assessed the bacterial and archaeal community via molecular methods (NGS sequencing) and compared our new data with the previously derived information from the ISS microbiome.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date January 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Data Update Frequency irregular

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date January 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Identifier nasa_genelab_GLDS-126_8p2v-zeb5
Data First Published 2018-06-26
Data Last Modified 2023-01-26
Category Earth Science
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
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