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Cytochemical Studies of Planetary Microorganisms: Explorations in Exobiology

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Technical Report No. IRL 1123 CYTOCHEMICAL STUDIES OF PLANETARY MICROORGANISMS EXPLORATIONS IN EXOBIOLOGY Status Report Covering Period July 1, 1970 to January 1, 1971 For National Aeronautics and Space Administration Grant NGR-05-020-004 Illstrlllllelltatiol1 Research Laboratory, Department of Genetics Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford, California 94305 Report to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration "Cytochemical Studies of Planetary Microorganisms - Explorations in Exobiology NGR-05-020-004 Status Report Covering Period July 1, 1970 to January 1, 1971 Instrumentation Research Laboratory, Department of Genetics Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford, California Joshua Lederberg Principal Investigator [email protected] -L/ I Elliott C‘: Levinthal, Director L Instrumentation Research Laboratory TABLE OF CONTENTS A. Introduction B. Program Resume I. Constituents of Urine II. Chlorination of DNA Bases III. The Hydrolysis of the Cyclamate in Acid and Chlorox Solutions IV. Analysis of Natural Products by Mass Spectrometry V. DENDRAL VI. Computer Aided Research Instrumentation Dispersed Computer System for Instrumentation VII. Cell Separation A. High Speed Fluorescent Cell Sorting B. High Speed Volumetric Cell Analyzer C. Use of Fluorescent Techniques to Test Immunological Compatibility VIII. Mariner Mars 1971 Orbiter Photography 1. General Description of the System 2. Specific Techniques and Problems IX. Other NASA Activities C. Papers and Reports . 1. A. INTRODUCTION This status report covers the activities of the Instrumentation Research Laboratory during the two quarter period from July 1, 1970 to January 1, 1971. It includes activities of the laboratory which relate to or have benefited from NASA support regardless of whether or not they have received direct support by this NASA grant. During this reporting peri

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