Arabidopsis in Space!

March 10, 2017
Keith Slotkin

Congratulations to the Slotkin lab, who sent a reporter line of Arabidopsis thaliana created in the lab to the International Space Station aboard the Dragon 9 capsule. This work is part of ongoing studies investigating how plants respond to spaceflight environments. Keith says this request allows him to merge his childhood obsession with space to his current obsession with transposable elements! Ride Plants Ride!