Shenzhou 8 Study Highlights Changes in Plant Metabolism in Response to Spaceflight Stress

Kai Rasmussen — Mar 23rd 2017

A new paper has been released by scientists in China studying changes in gene expression in the model organism Arabidopsis Thaliana. This experiment used special biological hardware called SIMBOX (Science in Microgravity BOX) to fly plants aboard the Shenzhou 8 Spacecraft (November¬† of 2011).¬† It is understood that a spaceflight environment alters gene expression compared… Read More