Accession Number : AD0673374

Title :   RESEARCH ON THE EFFECTS OF ALTERATION OF THE INDIGENOUS MICROFLORA OF THE MONKEY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 66-Jun 67,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Bengson,Myron H. ; Thomae,Fred W.

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 156

Abstract : The feasibility of changing the bacterial and fungal flora of monkeys undergoing biological confinement was studied. The significance to the host of an altered ecological relationship was examined with special attention to the feasibility and consequences of requiring microbial compatibility of astronauts for extended space mission. It was determined that while it would be extremely desirable to have microbial compatibility among crew members, tampering with the indigenous flora poses special problems for which there are as yet no answers. A data and information retrieval system, designed to aid in solving some of the problems mentioned above, has been designed and is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MONKEYS, *MICROORGANISMS), CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS, COMPATIBILITY, SAMPLING, ECOLOGY, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, CULTURE MEDIA, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, IDENTIFICATION

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE