Bacillus horikoshii

Bacillus horikoshii

Where we found it: On a lobby banister at Parkway Middle School as part of a Broward County STEM teachers event (Lauderdale, FL)

Why it's awesome: This microbe has been isolated from diverse marine organisms where it appears to produce useful enzymes

Fun fact: This microbe was found to be one of several that produces tetrodotoxin in pufferfish

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 69 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 11 hrs

Growth density: 85%

Description: Gram-positive, spore-forming aerobic

Originally isolated from: Soil in Germany (1995)