著者
高沖 宗夫
出版者
日本宇宙生物科学会
雑誌
Biological Sciences in Space (ISSN:09149201)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.21, no.3, pp.76-83, 2007 (Released:2007-12-26)
参考文献数
49

Nearly 50 multicelluar animal species have ever been flown on the near earth orbit or further. Animals used in space experiments range from Primates to Cnidaria. Widely used laboratory animals on the ground, such as rats and fruit flies, are frequently flown species. Mice, however, seem less popular in space experiments, probably because of their relatively poor resistance to the stressful space environment. To keep rodents onboard the space craft in a health state requires tremendous efforts. Moreover, the use of rodents onboard the International Space Station (ISS) has become extremely difficult, due to the cancellation of the Centrifuge facility. Rearing fish in space, on the other hand, is easier than to keep rodents, since their waste excretions are borne by the water flow and can be effectively removed by filtering. Fish are suitable model for the studies on development, radiation effects and vestibular functions. Among fish, Medaka (Oryzias latipes) will be the most useful species for space experiments, with the inventory of inbred and mutant strains, their genome sequence data, and the established gene knockout technologies. Medaka together with established small laboratory animals, such as C. elegans, are most promising species for the experiments onboard the ISS. Other unique groups of animals in space experiment are those inhabit in the arid area. These animals, such as Mongolian Gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus), generally require few drinking water and produce little amount of waste. This enables flight hardware being simpler. Although the lack of their genome sequence data is a big drawback, they are useful for space experiments, especially for those utilizing recoverable capsule satellites.

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高沖宗夫「宇宙実験のモデル動物-過去の事例と今後の選択」 Biological Sciences in Space, Vol. 21 (2007) , No. 3 pp.76-83 http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bss/21/3/21_76/_article (抜粋) > 脳神経科学等の分野でモデル動物として一般的なネコは、 > 1960年代 ...

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ライカの前にも道があり、ライカの後にも続く者がいる。彼女の功績を正しく理解することが、必要ではないかと、わたくしは「初めて宇宙へ行った犬」という表現を見る度、感じるのでございます。 https://t.co/vqGG0iVQ7y
宇宙に連れて行くならどんな動物がいい?
@Birmo @SenKimCarr They've done quail research on the International Space Station, you know. https://t.co/AJUXo9JPLJ

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