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2002 Annual Science Report

NASA Ames Research Center Reporting  |  JUL 2001 – JUN 2002

The Effect of Reducing Gravity on Caenorhabditis Elegans

4 Institutions
3 Teams
0 Publications
0 Field Sites
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Project Progress

We successfully completed genomic microarray analyses of hypergravity exposure in C. elegans. Posters were presented and a manuscript is in preparation. We initiated behavioral analyses and growth curves in preparation for a proposed spaceflight.

    Catharine Conley
    Project Investigator

    Stuart Kim

    Elena Kozak

    Nathanial Szewczyk

    Ingrid Udranszky
    Research Staff

    Objective 4.0
    Expand and interpret the genomic database of a select group of key microorganisms in order to reveal the history and dynamics of evolution.

    Objective 7.0
    Identify the environmental limits for life by examining biological adaptations to extremes in environmental conditions.

    Objective 10.0
    Understand the natural processes by which life can migrate from one world to another. Are we alone in the Universe?

    Objective 16.0
    Understand the human-directed processes by which life can migrate from one world to another.