Microbes in space

Created: July 2016, updated September 2016. Not complete, but working on it!

Microbes in/on astronauts

ReviewThe potential influence of the microbiota and probiotics on women during long spaceflights – C. Urbaniak – Women’s Health – March 2016

Comprehensive analysis of the skin fungal microbiota of astronauts during a half-year stay at the International Space Station – Takashi Sugita – Medical Mycology – January 2016

Temporal changes in the skin Malassezia microbiota of members of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE): A case study in Antarctica as a pseudo-space environment – Takashi Sugita – Medical Mycology – September 2015

Dysbiosis and Immune Dysregulation in Outer Space – Jorge L. Cervantes – International Reviews of Immunology – May 2015

Multiple latent viruses reactivate in astronauts during Space Shuttle missions – S.K. Mehta  – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity – October 2014

Review: The microbiome: the forgotten organ of the astronaut’s body – probiotics beyond terrestrial limits – Amir Ata Saei – Future Microbiology – September 2012

[2012-1974 most still need to check]

Die quantitative Zusammensetzung der Lactoflora des Verdauungstrakts vor und nach kosmischen Flügen unterschiedlicher Dauer –  A. A. Lencner – Food/Nahrung – 1984 (in German)

Die Besonderheiten der Bildung einer Dysbakteriose des Darms beim Menschen unter Extrembedingungen – N. N. Lizako – Food/Nahrung – 1984 (in German)

Changes in the Fungal Autoflora of Apollo Astronauts
Gerald R. Taylor – Applied Microbiology – November 1973

Microbiological and immunological aspects of extended manned space flights. – Nefedov YG – Life Sci Space Res – 1971

Review: Microbiological problems of manned space flight. – Spizizen J – Life Sci Space Res – 1971

[Microbiological problems of space flight: selection of astronauts from the microbiological viewpoint]. – E. Sulli – Riv Med Aeronaut Spaz – 1969 (article in Italian)

Microbes in/on space equipment

Functional metagenomics of spacecraft assembly cleanrooms: Presence of virulence factors associated with human pathogens – Mina Bashir – Frontiers in Microbiology – September 2016

Assessment of the Forward Contamination Risk of Mars by Clean Room Isolates from Space-Craft Assembly Facilities through Aeolian Transport – a Model Study – Luc van Heereveld – Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres – July 2016

Microbial succession in an inflated lunar/Mars analog habitat during a 30-day human occupation– Teresa Mayer – Microbiome – June 2016

Review: Venturing into new realms? Microorganisms in space – 

Microbiomes of the dust particles collected from the International Space Station and Spacecraft Assembly Facilities – Aleksandra Checinska – Microbiome – October 2015

International Space Station environmental microbiome — microbial inventories of ISS filter debris – Kasthuri Venkateswaran – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology – July 2014

Fungal Biota in Manned Space Environment and Impact on Human Health – Koichi Makimura – Nippon Eiseigaku Zasshi (Japanese Journal of Hygiene) – 2011 (in Japanese)

Microbial Characterization during the Early Habitation of the International Space Station – V. A. Castro – Microbial Ecology – February 2004

The ecology of micro-organisms in a closed environment. – Fox L-  Life Sci Space Res – 1971

Microbes in/on animals in space

Space Environmental Factor Impacts upon Murine Colon Microbiota and Mucosal Homeostasis – Lauren E. Ritchie – PLOS ONE – June 2015

Space flight alters bacterial gene expression and virulence and reveals a role for global regulator Hfq – J. W. Wilson – October 2007

Microbial experiments in space

The theory and application of space microbiology: China’s experiences in space experiments and beyond – Changting Liu – Environmental Microbiology – August 2016

Increased Filamentous Growth of Candida albicans in Simulated Microgravity – Sara D. Altenburg – Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics – 2008

Popular Press

An astronaut’s surprisingly helpful guide to pooping in space – Elahe Izadi – Washington Post – May 2015