Space Station Microbiome

Microbes live in and around humans, animals and plants.

Right: Video introducing the concept of a microbiome, in a 4D environment (3 dimensions of space and the 4th dimension is time).

Below: MANGO is a relational database that provides easy access to the microbiome of the International Space Station. User can search through its various location while using the "Microbe Directory" and Pathogen Host Interaction database as filters. Educational material is under development and we welcome collaborators! Try this early lesson plan and let us know if you enjoy the microbial treasure hunt?