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Bacteria in the stratosphere: confirmation of the presence of viable but noncultureable forms
Author(s): Milton Wainwright; Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe; J. V. Narlikar; P. Rajaratnam; Joy Perkins
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Paper Abstract

The presence of viable, but non-cultureable, bacteria on membranes through which strastopheric air samples were passed has been confirmed using viable fluorescent staining. The results are discussed in relation to the likely origin of the observed organisms.

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Date Published: 10 February 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5163, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology VII, (10 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.512077
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Milton Wainwright, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
J. V. Narlikar, Inter-Univ. Ctr. for Astronomy and Astrophysics (India)
P. Rajaratnam, Indian Space Research Organization (India)
Joy Perkins, Univ. of Huddersfield (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5163:
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology VII
Richard B. Hoover; Alexei Yu. Rozanov, Editor(s)

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