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5 February 2002 Protein array sensor for organics (PASO)
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Direct detection of organic biomarkers for living or fossil microbes on Mars by an in-situ instrument is a worthy goal for future lander missions. We are developing a prototype instrument based on immunological reactions to specific antibodies to cause activation of fluorescent stains. We expect to propose a fully developed version of the instrument for inclusion on the 2007 Mars landing mission.
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David S. McKay, Andrew Steele, David M. Warmflash, Mary Schweitzer, Seth Pincus, Juan Perez Mercader, Victor Parro Garcia, and Carlos Briones Llorente "Protein array sensor for organics (PASO)", Proc. SPIE 4495, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology IV, (5 February 2002); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.454753
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