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Control of lunar and martian dust - Experimental insights from artificial and natural cyanobacterial and algal crusts in the desert of Inner Mongolia, China
Liu, Yongding1; Cockell, Charles S.2; Wang, Gaohong1; Hu, Chunxiang1; Chen, Lanzhou3; De Philippis, Roberto4; Wang, GH, Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, State Key Lab Freshwater Ecol & Biotechnol, Wuhan 430072, Peoples R China
2008-02-01
Source PublicationASTROBIOLOGY
ISSN1531-1074
Volume8Issue:1Pages:75-86
AbstractStudies on the colonization of environmentally extreme ground surfaces were conducted in a Mars-like desert area of Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China, with microalgae and cyanobacteria. We collected and mass-cultured cyanobacterial strains from these regions and investigated their ability to form desert crusts artificially. These crusts had the capacity to resist sand wind erosion after just 15 days of growth. Similar to the surface of some Chinese deserts, the surface of Mars is characterized by a layer of fine dust, which will challenge future human exploration activities, particularly in confined spaces that will include greenhouses and habitats. We discuss the use of such crusts for the local control of desert sands in enclosed spaces on Mars. These experiments suggest innovative new directions in the applied use of microbe-mineral interactions to advance the human exploration and settlement of space.; Studies on the colonization of environmentally extreme ground surfaces were conducted in a Mars-like desert area of Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China, with microalgae and cyanobacteria. We collected and mass-cultured cyanobacterial strains from these regions and investigated their ability to form desert crusts artificially. These crusts had the capacity to resist sand wind erosion after just 15 days of growth. Similar to the surface of some Chinese deserts, the surface of Mars is characterized by a layer of fine dust, which will challenge future human exploration activities, particularly in confined spaces that will include greenhouses and habitats. We discuss the use of such crusts for the local control of desert sands in enclosed spaces on Mars. These experiments suggest innovative new directions in the applied use of microbe-mineral interactions to advance the human exploration and settlement of space.
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KeywordDesert Algae Cyanobacteria Colonization Soil Mars Dust
Department[Liu, Yongding; Wang, Gaohong; Hu, Chunxiang] Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, State Key Lab Freshwater Ecol & Biotechnol, Wuhan 430072, Peoples R China; [Cockell, Charles S.] Open Univ, Planetary & Space Sci Res Inst, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, Bucks, England; [Chen, Lanzhou] Wuhan Univ, Sch Resource & Environm Sci, Wuhan 430072, Peoples R China; [De Philippis, Roberto] Univ Florence, Dept Agr Biotechnol, Florence, Italy
Subject AreaMultidisciplinary ; Astronomy & Astrophysics ; Biology ; Geosciences
DOI10.1089/ast.2007.0122
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Physical Sciences ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaAstronomy & Astrophysics ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics ; Geology
WOS SubjectAstronomy & Astrophysics ; Biology ; Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000253995300007
WOS KeywordBIOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS ; MICROBIAL LIFE ; ATACAMA DESERT ; GREEN-ALGAE ; SOIL ALGAE ; MARS ; SURFACE ; CHROOCOCCIDIOPSIS ; ENVIRONMENT ; SUCCESSION
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Identifierhttp://ir.ihb.ac.cn/handle/152342/8234
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Corresponding AuthorWang, GH, Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, State Key Lab Freshwater Ecol & Biotechnol, Wuhan 430072, Peoples R China
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, State Key Lab Freshwater Ecol & Biotechnol, Wuhan 430072, Peoples R China
2.Open Univ, Planetary & Space Sci Res Inst, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, Bucks, England
3.Wuhan Univ, Sch Resource & Environm Sci, Wuhan 430072, Peoples R China
4.Univ Florence, Dept Agr Biotechnol, Florence, Italy
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Liu, Yongding,Cockell, Charles S.,Wang, Gaohong,et al. Control of lunar and martian dust - Experimental insights from artificial and natural cyanobacterial and algal crusts in the desert of Inner Mongolia, China[J]. ASTROBIOLOGY,2008,8(1):75-86.
APA Liu, Yongding.,Cockell, Charles S..,Wang, Gaohong.,Hu, Chunxiang.,Chen, Lanzhou.,...&Wang, GH, Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, State Key Lab Freshwater Ecol & Biotechnol, Wuhan 430072, Peoples R China.(2008).Control of lunar and martian dust - Experimental insights from artificial and natural cyanobacterial and algal crusts in the desert of Inner Mongolia, China.ASTROBIOLOGY,8(1),75-86.
MLA Liu, Yongding,et al."Control of lunar and martian dust - Experimental insights from artificial and natural cyanobacterial and algal crusts in the desert of Inner Mongolia, China".ASTROBIOLOGY 8.1(2008):75-86.
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