A team analyzing bacteria on the ISS discovered different genes in space bacteria than similar bacteria on Earth.

Your daily selection of the latest science news!

According to (This article and its images were originally posted on Seeker February 8, 2019 at 08:22PM.)

(Cover Iamge) Credit:
Getty Images: Science Photo Library – SCIEPROWhile harsh radiation and a “weightless” environment make International Space Station microbes mutate, there’s no danger of them turning into superbugs resistant to antibiotics, a new study shows.

A team analyzing bacteria on the space station discovered different genes in the space bacteria than similar bacteria on Earth. The space genes, however, won’t hurt the astronauts.

“We were looking for different kinds of genes to see if the same genes were present in the bacteria in both places,” said principal investigator Erica Marie Hartmann, an environmental engineer at Northwestern University, in an e-mail to Seeker.

|

  • Got any news, tips or want to contact us directly? Feel free to email us: esistme@gmail.com.
    To see more posts like these; please subscribe to our newsletter. By entering a valid email, you’ll receive top trending reports delivered to your inbox.

__

This article and images were originally posted on [Seeker] February 8, 2019 at 08:22PM. Credit to the original author and Seeker | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.