ISU +Univ Utah experiment with engineered plants installed in ICE Cubes facility

ISU +Univ Utah experiment with engineered plants installed in ICE Cubes facility

The next ICE Cubes experiment with a greenhouse to grow plants is now installed in the ICE Cubes facility on-board ISS.

The ISU + University of Utah experiment will allow to grow a number of wild-type and transgenic plants and visually observe their development. The aim is to demonstrate plants’ capabilities in space and to assess in real-time whether plants engineered to bio-manufacture specific proteins, in a process called synthetic biology, can do so in space.

U chemistry in SPAAAAAAACE!

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/uou-sbg122018.php

 

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