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NASA names unique space microbe as Solibacillus Kalami (after Abdul Kalam)

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India’s 11th president and decorated aerospace engineer Dr APJ Abdul Kalam has  been honoured by the NASA in Los Angeles. NASA has named a unique microbe found on the International Space Station as  ‘Solibacillus Kalamii’.  NASA, Los Angeles, said, “The name of the bacterium is Solibacillus Kalamii. The species name is after Dr Abdul Kalam and genus name is Solibacillus which is a spore forming bacteria.”

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