Monitoring the microbial burden in manned space stations

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Monitoring the microbial burden in manned space stations. / Van Houdt, Rob; Leys, Natalie.

Stress Challenges and Immunity in Space: From Mechanisms to Monitoring and Preventive Strategies. ed. / Alexander Choukér. 2nd. ed. Springer International Publishing, 2020. p. 463-475.

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Van Houdt, R & Leys, N 2020, Monitoring the microbial burden in manned space stations. in A Choukér (ed.), Stress Challenges and Immunity in Space: From Mechanisms to Monitoring and Preventive Strategies. 2nd edn, Springer International Publishing, pp. 463-475. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16996-1_25

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Van Houdt, R., & Leys, N. (2020). Monitoring the microbial burden in manned space stations. In A. Choukér (Ed.), Stress Challenges and Immunity in Space: From Mechanisms to Monitoring and Preventive Strategies (2nd ed., pp. 463-475). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16996-1_25

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Van Houdt R, Leys N. Monitoring the microbial burden in manned space stations. In Choukér A, editor, Stress Challenges and Immunity in Space: From Mechanisms to Monitoring and Preventive Strategies. 2nd ed. Springer International Publishing. 2020. p. 463-475 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16996-1_25

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Van Houdt, Rob ; Leys, Natalie. / Monitoring the microbial burden in manned space stations. Stress Challenges and Immunity in Space: From Mechanisms to Monitoring and Preventive Strategies. editor / Alexander Choukér. 2nd. ed. Springer International Publishing, 2020. pp. 463-475

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