Bacteria in space study featured on

An experiment conducted by HudsonAlpha and collaborators was featured last week on

The study revealed why bacteria behave differently in the microgravity environment of space. Results were published online Nov. 2 in PLOS ONE.

What scientists found was that genes associated with starvation were “overexpressed” compared to the same e coli on Earth. And the findings aren’t limited to space, researchers said.

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