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The development of Drosophila melanogaster during space flight

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

In prospective human exploration of outer space the need to maintain a species over several generations under changed gravity conditions may arise. This paper reports the analysis of the third generation of fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster obtained during the 44.5-day space flight (Foton-M4 satellite 2014 Russia) followed by the fourth generation on Earth and the fifth generation under conditions of a 12-day space flight (2014 in the Russian Segment of the ISS). The obtained results show that it is possible to obtain the third-fifth generations of a complex multicellular Earth organism under changed gravity conditions (in the cycle weightlessness - Earth - weightlessness) which preserves fertility and normal development. However there were a number of changes in the expression levels and content of cytoskeletal proteins that are the key components of the spindle apparatus and the contractile ring of cells.

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

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Metadata Created Date January 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Data First Published 2018-06-26
Data Last Modified 2023-01-26
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