Expanding Limits for Life to a New Dimension: Microbial Growth at Hypergravity

  • Shigeru DeguchiEmail author
  • Koki Horikoshi
Part of the Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology book series (COLE, volume 27)


Microorganisms show robust growth under a wide range of simulated hypergravity conditions up to 403,627 × g. The finding expands the limits for life into the hypergravity regime, where this had not been seriously considered before, and is of significance in considering the emergence, transport, adaptation, and evolution of life in extraterrestrial habitats.


Neutron Star Space Flight Simulated Microgravity Extrasolar Planet Paracoccus Denitrificans 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of BiogeosciencesJapan Agency form Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)YokosukaJapan

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