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ISS Microbial Observatory (Microbial Tracking-1C) (19_12829_26_1C)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Cellular and molecular biology
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Species: Microorganisms

Description
OBJECTIVES:
Microbial Tracking-1 is a three-part investigation that seeks to characterize airborne and surface-associated populations of microorganisms aboard the International Space Station. Conducting three separate sampling missions will allow the investigators to assess how the microbial communities aboard the station change over a period of months. The third part of the series, Microbial Tracking-1C, launched aboard SpaceX-8.


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Publications
Venkateswaran K, Vaishampayan P, Cisneros J, Pierson DL, Rogers SO, Perry J. International Space Station environmental microbiome - Microbial inventories of ISS filter debris. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2014;98(14):6453-66. pubmed.gov

Singh NK, Blachowicz A, Checinska A, Wang C, Venkateswaran K. Draft genome sequences of two Aspergillus fumigatus strains, isolated from the International Space Station. Genome Announc. 2016 Jul 14;4(4). pubmed.gov [DOI]

Knox BP, Blachowicz A, Palmer JM, Romsdahl J, Huttenlocher A, Wang CCC, Keller NP, Venkateswaran K. 2016. Characterization of Aspergillus fumigatus isolates from air and surfaces of the International Space Station. mSphere 1(5):e00227-16. [DOI]

Venkateswaran K, Checinska Sielaff A, Ratnayake S, Pope RK, Blank TE, Stepanov VG, Fox GE, van Tongeren SP, Torres C, Allen J, Jaing C, Pierson D, Perry J, Koren S, Phillippy A, Klubnik J, Treangen TJ, Rosovitz MJ, Bergman NH. Draft genome sequences from a novel clade of Bacillus cereus Sensu Lato strains, isolated from the International Space Station. Genome Announc. 2017 Aug 10;5(32):e00680-17. pubmed.gov [DOI]

Urbaniak C, Sielaff AC, Frey KG, Allen JE, Singh N, Jaing C, Wheeler K, Venkateswaran K. Detection of antimicrobial resistance genes associated with the International Space Station environmental surfaces. Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 16;8(1):814. pubmed.gov [DOI]

Urbaniak C, Massa G, Hummerick M, Khodadad C, Schuerger A, Venkateswaran K. Draft genome sequences of two Fusarium oxysporum isolates cultured from infected zinnia hybrida plants grown on the International Space Station. Genome Announc. 2018 May 17;6(20):e00326-18.

Singh NK, Wood JM, Karouia F, Venkateswaran K. Succession and persistence of microbial communities and antimicrobial resistance genes associated with International Space Station environmental surfaces.Microbiome. 2018 Nov 13;6(1):204. pubmed.gov [DOI]

Singh NK, Bezdan D, Checinska Sielaff A, Wheeler K, Mason CE, Venkateswaran K. Multi-drug resistant Enterobacter bugandensis species isolated from the International Space Station and comparative genomic analyses with human pathogenic strains. BMC Microbiol. 2018 Nov 23;18(1):175. pubmed.gov [DOI]

Romsdahl J, Blachowicz A, Chiang AJ, Chiang YM, Masonjones S, Yaegashi J, Countryman S, Karouia F, Kalkum M, Stajich JE, Venkateswaran K, Wang CCC. International Space Station conditions alter genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics in Aspergillus nidulans. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2018 Dec 12.[DOI]

Blachowicz A, Chiang AJ, Romsdahl J, Kalkum M, Wang CCC, Venkateswaran K. Proteomic characterization of Aspergillus fumigatus isolated from air and surfaces of the International Space Station. Fungal Genet Biol. 2019 Jan 3. pubmed.gov [DOI]

Urbaniak C, van Dam P, Zaborin A, Zaborina O, Gilbert JA, Torok T, Wang CCC, Venkateswaran K. Genomic characterization and virulence potential of two Fusarium oxysporum isolates cultured from the International Space Station. mSystems. 2019 Mar 19;4(2):e00345-18. pubmed.gov [DOI]

Checinska Sielaff A, Urbaniak C, Mohan GBM, Stepanov VG, Tran Q, Wood JM, Minich J, McDonald D, Mayer T, Knight R, Karouia F, Fox GE, Venkateswaran K. Characterization of the total and viable bacterial and fungal communities associated with the International Space Station surfaces. Microbiome. 2019 Apr 8;7(1):50. pubmed.gov [DOI]

Xiao S, Venkateswaran KJ, Jiang SC. The risk of Staphylococcus skin infection during space travel and mitigation strategies. Microb Risk Anal. 2019 Apr;11:23-30. [DOI]

Singh NK, Wood JM, Mhatre SS, Venkateswaran K. Metagenome to phenome approach enables isolation and genomics characterization of Kalamiella piersonii gen. nov., sp. nov. from the International Space Station. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2019 Apr 23. pubmed.gov [DOI]

Blachowicz A, Chiang AJ, Elsaesser A, Kalkum M, Ehrenfreund P, Stajich JE, Torok T, Wang CCC, Venkateswaran K. Proteomic and metabolomic characteristics of extremophilic fungi under simulated Mars conditions. Front Microbiol. 2019 May 15;10:1013. pubmed.gov [DOI]

Bijlani S, Singh NK, Mason CE, Wang CCC, Venkateswaran K. Draft genome sequences of Tremellomycetes strains isolated from the International Space Station. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2020 Jun 25;9(26):e00504-20. pubmed.gov [DOI]

Daudu R, Parker CW, Singh NK, Wood JM, Debieu M, O'Hara NB, Mason CE, Venkateswaran K. Draft genome sequences of Rhodotorula mucilaginosa strains isolated from the International Space Station. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2020 Jul 30;9(31):e00570-20. pubmed.gov [DOI]

Bharadwaj AR, Singh NK, Wood JM, Debieu M, O'Hara NB, Karouia F, Mason CE, Venkateswaran K. Draft genome sequences of Lactobacillales isolated from the International Space Station. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2020 Sep 24;9(39):e00942-20. pubmed.gov [DOI]

Data Information
Data Availability
Archive is complete. No data sets are available for this experiment. Please Contact LSDA if you know of available data for this investigation.

Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
SpaceX_8 04/08/2016 05/11/2016 33 days

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Ames Research Center (ARC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Ames Research Center LSDA Level 3
Project Manager: Martha Del Alto
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Proposal Date
2012
Proposal Source
19-12829-26 under Task Or