Accession Number : AD0635377

Title :   ISOLATION OF MIMA AND HERELLEA FROM AN EXPERIMENTAL SPACE-FLIGHT DIET.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 25 Jan-15 Mar 65.

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : CORDARO, Joseph T. ; Ball,Robert J. ; Schmidt,Jerome P.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Mima, Herellea, and other gram-negative, nonfermenting bacteria were isolated from samples of an experimental space-flight diet. Identification of these organisms was facilitated by the use of Sellers's differential agar. Although the source of these organisms was not determined, it is possible that the utensils used in preparing the diet were contaminated by the food handler. Mima and Herellea could not be recovered form the feces of subjects subsisting on this diet. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIET, SPACE FLIGHT), (*BACTERIA, FOOD), (*FOOD, CONTAMINATION), FOOD DISPENSING, ASTRONAUTS, CULTURE MEDIA

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE