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Simulated Microgravity Created Using a Random Positioning Machine Induces Changes in the Physiology of the Fusarium solani Species Complex

Abstract

Fusarium is a phytopathogenic fungus involved in human pathology and is present in space stations. It is essential to understand the effects of microgravity on the physiology of this fungus to determine the potential risks to the health of crew members and to propose the necessary countermeasures. This study aimed to determine changes in the physiological parameters of the Fusarium solani species complex under simulated microgravity generated using a random positioning machine (RPM) and phenotypic approaches. We observed increased growth, spore production, and germination while biofilm production was reduced under RPM exposure. These in vitro data show the importance of further studying this fungus as it has been repeatedly demonstrated that microgravity weakens the immune system of astronauts.

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Mycology

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hal-03909546 , version 1 (21-12-2022)

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Maurine D’agostino, Anne-Lyse Babin, Marie Zaffino, Jean-Pol Frippiat, Marie Machouart, et al.. Simulated Microgravity Created Using a Random Positioning Machine Induces Changes in the Physiology of the Fusarium solani Species Complex. Microorganisms, 2022, 10 (11), pp.2270. ⟨10.3390/microorganisms10112270⟩. ⟨hal-03909546⟩
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