Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (2)

Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (2)

Where we found it: On a stadium seat at Gillette Field (New England Patriots)

Why it's awesome: This is an important industrial organism, used for the production of enzymes that degrade protein, such as those used in contact lens cleaner

Fun fact: A strain of this bacteria found on plants has been shown to produce a variety of potential “biocontrol” agents that might be used to battle plant pathogens

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 30 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 8 hrs

Growth density: 98%

Description: Gram-positive, rod-shaped, aerobic, motile

Originally isolated from: Japanese soil in 1943