Microbes Supporting Life Off-Planet

  • Shiwani Guleria Sharma
  • Mohit Sharma


Space microbiology pays attention toward possible microbial interactions in outer space or in distant shell of earth. Environmental conditions of outermost shell and space craft and their effect on microbiome need to be explored for basic understanding and for possible applied aspects. Various exposure facilities are developed for such studies. This chapter provides an overview about main aspects of space microbiologist, locations for research, their environment conditions, sample processing tools, and future aspects of space microbiology.


Space International Space Station Next-generation sequencing Sequencing tools PCR 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shiwani Guleria Sharma
    • 1
  • Mohit Sharma
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology, School of Bioengineering and BiosciencesLovely Professional UniversityPhagwaraIndia
  2. 2.Molecular Genetics laboratoryDayanand Medical College & HospitalLudhianaIndia

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