Algal research in space: History, current status and future prospects


Svetoslav Alexandrov

Abstract


The aim of this article is to give a brief review of the history and current status of research experiments with cyanobacteria, algae and lichens concerning their adaptation in space or their potential use for the needs of astronauts. The future of algological space research is also being discussed with regard to creating self-sustainable stations and terraformation of Mars.


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Title

Algal research in space: History, current status and future prospects

Date

01-08-2016

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Innovare Journal of Life Sciences
Vol 4 Issue 4 2016 (Aug-Sep) Page: 1-4

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Svetoslav Alexandrov
Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, “Acad. Georgi Bontchev” str. Bl. 21, 1113-Sofia, Bulgaria
Bulgaria


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