Calling all PI’s: Submit Your ISS Data to GeneLab
Dr. Christina Khodadad from Kennedy Space Center recently submitted three new Vegetable Production System (VEGGIE) datasets to the GeneLab Data Repository. Lettuce crops were grown in the Veggie payload aboard ISS, harvested and returned for chemical, microbiological and molecular analyze. Download the data here:
GLDS-267: Microbiological and nutritional analysis of lettuce crops grown on the International Space Station-VEG01A
GLDS-268: Microbiological and nutritional analysis of lettuce crops grown on the International Space Station-VEG01B
GLDS-269: Microbiological and nutritional analysis of lettuce crops grown on the International Space Station-VEG03A
Veggie payload containing a crop of mature red romaine lettuce in Veggie pillows aboard the ISS with the light panel off (left) and red light panel on (right). Bellows are in the up position.
GLDS-265: Selecting for Chlamydomonas reinhardtii fitness in the KSC Veggie Unit
The first algae dataset was recently added to the GeneLab repository. Since nearly the inception of international space programs, microalgae have been proposed to be part of the biological regenerative support systems for long-duration spaceflight. A simple protocol has been developed for batch liquid cultures using commercial breathable plastic bags by Junya Zhang, Barbara S.F. Muller, Kevin N. Type, Fang Baie, Ying Hu, Marcio F.R. Resende Jr., Bala Rathinasabapathi and A. Mark Settles. They also established and tested a genetic selection experiment to identify genes required for the model algae, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, to grow in the plastic bag cultures in the Veggie plant growth chamber. These ground-based verification experiments show that selected for improved microalgae productivity in space is feasible.
Submit your spaceflight omics data to GeneLab now! https://genelab.nasa.gov/submit