Microbiomes: A Possible Space Component?
|Chandra Wickramasinghe1,2,3*, Ananda Nimalasuriya4, Milton Wainwright5 and Gensuke Tokoro2|
|1Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology, University of Buckingham, Buckingham, UK|
|2Institute for the Study of Panspermia and Astro-economics, Gifu, Japan|
|3University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka|
|4Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical,10800 Magnolia Ave # 1, Riverside, CA 92505, USA|
|5Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK|
|Corresponding Author :||Chandra Wickramasinghe
Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology
University of Buckingham
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received: September 17, 2015; Accepted: September 24, 2015; Published: September 28, 2015|
|Citation: Chandra Wickramasinghe, Ananda Nimalasuriya, Milton Wainwright, Gensuke Tokoro (2015) Microbiomes: A Possible Space Component?. Astrobiol Outreach 3:139. doi:10.4172/2332-2519.1000139|
|Copyright: © 2015 Chandra Wickramasinghe, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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We hypothesize that components of microbiomes associated with humans and higher life-forms may be continually replenished from space. Examination of stratospheric dust using culture-independent gene-mapping techniques could reveal their possible existence and thus demonstrate unequivocally our evolutionary connection with the external universe.