Life Sciences/Environment/Plant Physiology/Animal Physiology/Remote Sensing/...
Plant Research in Space Shuttle and its Challenges

Halimeh Hassanpour

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 February 2024

Abstract
  The study of plant growth and development during spaceflight is very important in promoting fundamental and applied biological knowledge as well as the life support system.The purpose of this study was to investigate the scientific and technical aspects of plant experiments and designed hardware for ...  Read More

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Designing an optical system for plant research in space

Halimeh Hassanpour

Volume 7, Issue 4 , January 2024, , Pages 51-58

https://doi.org/10.30699/jtae.2023.7.4.5

Abstract
  Light is as an environmental factor affecting plant growth. So far, various light sources have been used to grow plants in closed systems and space studies. Traditional light sources have some problems and are not suitable for space research. The biggest problem of them is the need for the high energy ...  Read More

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Investigation of plant cell culture models for space studies

Halimeh Hassanpour

Volume 7, Issue 1 , April 2023, , Pages 17-23

https://doi.org/10.30699/jtae.2023.7.1.2

Abstract
  The selection of suitable biological sample for space studies has vital importance. Plant cell suspension culture containing a homogenous population of proliferating cells prepares the proper situation to study various cell responses under stress conditions, especially microgravity. Cell culture systems ...  Read More

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Effect of Space Environmental Stresses on DNA Damage and Stress Response Mechanisms in Plants

Halimeh Hassanpour

Volume 6, Issue 1 , June 2022, , Pages 1-6

https://doi.org/10.22034/jtae.2022.129740

Abstract
  Microgravity and cosmic radiation are the space environmental stresses which can cause DNA damage in living organisms. Radiations injuries the cell DNA directly through the interaction of charged particles with DNA molecules or indirectly by the production of free radicals. In addition, radiation can ...  Read More

Effect of Microgravity on Nucleolar Protein Contents and Regulation of Plant Cell Division

Halimeh Hassanpour

Volume 4, Issue 4 , February 2021, , Pages 19-11

Abstract
  Living organisms have evolved in the presence of constant gravity (1g) on Earth and their growth is related to rate of ribosome, protein biosynthesis, and regulation of cell cycle phases. Microgravity does not have the same effects on different phases of cell cycle such that activity of some phases is ...  Read More

Study of Cellular and Molecular Responses in Plants under Microgravity

Halimeh Hassanpour; Roghayeh Pourhabibian

Volume 3, Issue 4 , July 2020, , Pages 57-65

Abstract
  Plant study in space under microgravity condition is a very important goal in sending alive animals and human beings to space. Gravity modulates plant growth and its development and these processes are influenced by the balance between cell proliferation and differentiation in meristems. Regulation of ...  Read More

Optimization of Lightning System for Plant Growth in Life Support System

Halimeh Hassanpour; Roghayeh Pourhabibian

Volume 3, Issue 1 , June 2019, , Pages 21-29

Abstract
  The lighting system is one of the most important components of greenhouse or plant growth chambers in Advanced Life-support System (ALSS). Several designs of such lighting systems have been proposed including the use of natural sunlight and electric supplemental lighting. Due to the limitations of plant ...  Read More

Plant Growth Chamber for Space Studies

Halimeh Hassanpour; Fatemeh Mousavi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2017, , Pages 45-53

Abstract
  The cultivation of higher plants plays an essential role in bio-regenerative life support systems for food production, CO2reduction, O2 production, as well as for waste recycling and water management. Fresh crops are also expected to have a positive impact on the crew psychological health. Space ...  Read More