Plant response to microgravity
Micro-gravity environments have an altered convective mixing of gases.
How would you water your plants in microgravity? How would you ensure they got enough CO2 and Oxygen to their leaves? How would you get enough oxygen to the roots? What direction would the roots growth? What direction will the shoots grow? What can the genetic response of seedlings and stems cells tell us about life's response to spaceflight?
A selection of a few plant studies collected and analzed as part of NASA's GeneLab program.
This example dashboard shows the genetic response of plants to the spaceflight enviornment that have been processed by the NASA GeneLab consortium. This application is designed to shows how to link understand the genetics response to spaceflight by linking transcriptional data to functional descriptions via Genome Ontology, Cellular site and Reactome databases. Scroll down to see the genetic response to spaceflight, select genes that respond to spaceflight and then explore their annotation.
Note: The "Go to" buttons are disabled (the full GeneLab AstroBiology database is available here).