Bacillus altitudinis

Bacillus altitudinis

Where we found it: At Jim Smith Field, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA

Why it's awesome: This microbe was originally collected from sampling the upper atmosphere up to 25 miles high!

Fun fact: This microbe has been shown to be effective in promoting plant growth and inhibiting plant pathogens in the field

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 98 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 11 hrs

Growth density: 29%

Description: Gram-positive, rod shaped, motile

Originally isolated from: Balloon sampling of the upper atmosphere (2001)