Bacillus flexus

Bacillus flexus

Where we found it: On LP Field (Tennessee Titans)

Why it's awesome: This microbe produces a fat-degrading compound that works under very alkaline (basic) conditions, making it of use to the laundry and leather industries

Fun fact: A strain of this microbe, isolated from a Saudi lake, has been shown to degrade some important freshwater toxins

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 66 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 10 hrs

Growth density: 94%

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

Originally isolated from: Cooked cabbage in Germany (1884)