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Factors Affecting the Utilization of the International Space Station for Research in the Biological and Physical Sciences Appendix K Acronym List and Glossary ADVASC Advanced Astroculture Unit ALS Advanced Life Support System AMS Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Arabidopsis member of the mustard family, a small flowering plant that is widely used as a model organism in plant biology ARC Ames Research Center ARTIC Advanced Thermoelectric Refrigerator Freezer Astroculture the growing of various plants in space BEST Boundary Effect near the Superfluid Transition BPS Biomass Production System Brassica rapa member of the turnip family BSTC Biotechnology Specimen Temperature Controller centrifuge large, rotating module whose rotational velocity can be varied, providing for differing levels of “gravity” under which to perform experiments CEVP Countermeasure Evaluation and Validation Program CIR Combustion Integrated Rack circumnutation cyclic growth movement common to many plant species CLASS Condensate Laboratory Aboard the Space Station COEX Coexistence Curve Experiment CPBF Commercial Plant Biotechnology Facility critical point temperature and pressure at which the liquid and gaseous phases of a pure, stable substance become identical CQ Heat Capacity at Constant Heat Current cytoarchitecture the general way neurons connect up in a given lump of neuroanatomy—many-to-many, many-to-one, and so on DECLIC Despositif pour l’Etude de la Croissance et des Liquides Critiques (CNES Directional Solidification Furnace) dendrite mineral crystallizing in another mineral in a branching or treelike form dosimeter instrument that measures and indicates the amount of x-rays or radiation absorbed in a given period DYNAMX Critical Dynamics in Microgravity EC experimental container EMCS European Modular Cultivation System
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