Proposal to name new “space germs” after Hakim Ajmal
From 2011 to 2016, NASA experts obtained four types of bacteria from different locations on the International Space Station (ISS) that were brought to Earth for further research.
Let’s say that this space station is orbiting the earth at an altitude of 408 km.
After a detailed genetic analysis of the bacteria, a joint team of American and Indian experts said last week that only one of the bacteria we already know about, while the other three bacteria have been discovered for the first time.
All four types of bacteria belong to the family “Methylobacteriaceae”, the different members of which are common in soil and freshwater. And they play a vital role in protecting plants from disease to disease.
Simply put, these germs are very useful in agriculture.