Accession Number : AD0651436

Title :   MICROBIOLOGICAL FLORA OF HUMAN SUBJECTS UNDER SIMULATED SPACE ENVIRONMENTS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., Aug 65-Oct 66,

Corporate Author : FAIRCHILD HILLER CORP FARMINGDALE N Y REPUBLIC AVIATION DIV

Personal Author(s) : Riely,Phyllis E. ; Shorenstein,Diane J.

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 226

Abstract : Aerobic and anaerobic microbiological studies were conducted on selected body areas of 11 human male subjects living under controlled conditions. Similar studies also were made on specific objects located in their environmental area. The data from these studies have provided information on microbial dynamics and bacterial levels, as influenced by various personal hygiene procedures and confinement. Microbial studies (both aerobic and anaerobic) of the fecal flora showed the influence of defined space-type diets. A statistical treatment of the data has helped to direct the formulation of personal hygiene procedures that should keep the bacterial populations within a numerically normal range for an individual. This analysis confirmed the importance of the groin and glans penis, as well as the axilla, as the most significant numerical indicator areas of microbial buildup. A detailed study of the predominating fecal anaerobes was conducted to classify these bacteria into recognized generic groups. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BACTERIA, *SPACE BIOLOGY), (*AEROSPACE MEDICINE, *HYGIENE), SPACE SIMULATION CHAMBERS, MICROBIOLOGY, CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS, DIET, CULTURE MEDIA, STAPHYLOCOCCUS, CORYNEBACTERIUM, HUMAN BODY, ENTEROBACTERIACEAE, STATISTICAL TESTS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Hygiene and Sanitation
      Stress Physiology
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE