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Microbial growth in simulated martian environments

Ramkissoon, Nisha K.; Macey, Michael C.; Schwenzer, Susanne P.; Pearson, Victoria K. and Olsson-Francis, Karen (2018). Microbial growth in simulated martian environments. In: European Planetary Science Congress 2018, 16-21 Sep 2018, Berlin, Germany.

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Abstract

In this study, four new simulants have been developed, and their associated fluid chemistries have been derived for use in a series of microbiological simulation experiments. These experiments will determine if aqueous environments on Mars, past or present, could potentially support microbial life and identify any key geochemical biosignatures that may arise as a result of that life.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 The Authors
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Research Group: Space
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Item ID: 58583
Depositing User: Nisha Ramkissoon
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 11:30
Last Modified: 03 May 2019 14:37
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/58583
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