Bacterial Growth Affected By Gravity

On Earth or in space, microbial communities will undoubtedly follow their human counterparts. In two NASA-funded studies, the bacteria known as Pseudonomas aeruginosa, an opportunistic human pathogen, was cultured both on earth and aboard shuttle Atlantis in 2010 and 2011. The goal was to see if the bacteria behaved differently due to microgravity.

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