Metabolic modeling of the International Space Station microbiome reveals key microbial interactions

Published in "Microbiome"
Rachita K. Kumar , Nitin Kumar Singh , Sanjaay Balakrishnan , Ceth W. Parker , Karthik Raman , Kasthuri Venkateswaran

Recent studies have provided insights into the persistence and succession of microbes aboard the International Space Station (ISS), notably the dominance of Klebsiella pneumoniae. However, the interactions between the various microbes aboard the ISS and how they shape the microbiome remain to be clearly understood. In this study, we apply a computational approach to predict possible metabolic interactions in the ISS microbiome and shed further light on its organization.