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Bacteria found on International Space Station named after Indian scientist

Four species of bacteria have been discovered onboard the International Space Station (ISS), one of which has been named after Indian biodiversity scientist Seyed Ajmal Khan.

While one strain was identified as Methylorubrum rhodesianum bacteria, the other three strains were previously undiscovered.

The team of researchers have proposed to call one of the novel strains as Methylobacterium ajmalii, after Seyed Ajmal Khan, who is a professor at the Annamalai University in Tamil Nadu.

 

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