Bacillus pumilus (2)

Bacillus pumilus (2)

Where we found it: Porta-Potty handle sample collected by Pop Warner Chittenango Bears cheerleaders (Chittenango, NY)

Why it's awesome: This common soil microbe has numerous antibacterial and antifungal properties that naturally help both plants and animals thrive

Fun fact: Strains of this microbe found at JPL-NASA are resistant to desiccation, UV radiation, and hydrogen peroxide… suggesting the possibility of surviving unprotected spaceflight

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 90 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 10 hrs

Growth density: 67%

Description: Gram-positive, spore -forming, aerobic, rod-shaped

Originally isolated from: Plant tissues (1901)