Space explorers need to be space farmers : what we know and what we need to know about plant growth in space
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Space explorers need to be space farmers : what we know and what we need to know about plant growth in space

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Space explorers need to be space farmers : what we know and what we need to know about plant growth in space

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dc.contributor.author Medina, F. Javier es
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-09T10:57:39Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-09T10:57:39Z
dc.date.issued 2021 es
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/79599
dc.description.abstract Space exploration will require life support systems, in which plants can provide nutrients, oxygen, moisture, and psychological well-being and eliminate wastes. In alien environments, plants must adapt to a different gravity force, even the zero gravity of spaceflight. Under these conditions, essential cellular and molecular features related to plant development are altered and changes in gene expression occur. In lunar gravity, the effects are comparable to microgravity, while the gravity of Mars produces milder alterations. Nevertheless, it has been possible to develop and reproduce plants in space. Current research seeks to identify signals replacing gravity for driving plant growth, such as light. Counteracting gravitational stress will help in enabling agriculture in extraterrestrial habitats. es
dc.source Medina, F. Javier. Space explorers need to be space farmers : what we know and what we need to know about plant growth in space. En: Mètode Science Studies Journal: Annual Review, 11 2021: 54-62 es
dc.title Space explorers need to be space farmers : what we know and what we need to know about plant growth in space es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco es
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