Paenibacillus mucilaginosus

Paenibacillus mucilaginosus

Where we found it: On “SUE” the T. rex fossil skeleton at the Field Museum in Chicago, IL

Why it's awesome: This microbe is very widely used in “microbial fertilizer” for agriculture

Fun fact: This microbe secrets compounds that precipitate metals, suggesting applications in both mining and wastewater remediation

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 54 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 8 hrs

Growth density: 79%

Description: Gram variable, faculative anaerobe, rod-shaped, spore forming

Originally isolated from: Russia in 1998