SPACELAB BIOLOGY EXPERIMENT-PRODUCTION OF SINGLE CELL PROTEIN IN SPACE
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SPACELAB BIOLOGY EXPERIMENT-PRODUCTION OF SINGLE CELL PROTEIN IN SPACE

October 2, 2019


Hello, I’m Shri Shankari
and I’m 17 years old. I have chosen a biological experiment
to be performed in zero gravity. My experiment is about
the production of single cell protein… …from the bacterium
Bacillus subtilis. Bacillus subtilis
is a saprophytic bacteria… …that can be grown
on dead decaying organic matter. When it is grown in zero gravity… …it shows a shorter lag phase
and a higher growth rate. Obviously, it can be made to produce
a higher biomass yield… …which can be used as single cell protein
known as microbial proteins. The bacterium Bacillus subtilis… …can be made to produce
microbial biomass… …in a fermenter or a bioreactor… …at an optimum temperature
of 23 degree Celsius… …using low cost substrates such as
cellulose or waste from coffee production. Dry cells from this bacterium
can be used as a supplemental food… …for human consumption
and also as a feed for animals. Expected results.
If this happens in microgravity… …then there will be a higher production
of single cell protein… …which is of commercial value
and it is also a rich source of proteins… …vitamins, minerals, amino acids
and crude fibers. Thank you.

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  1. What were you talking about??
    Although I had some science background, I could not make up what you want to do !!
    At least you can explain the words in the descriptions!!!!

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