Bacillus subtilis (2)

Bacillus subtilis (2)

Where we found it: On the robotic arm from the InSight 2016 Mission at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL-NASA, Pasadena, CA).

Why it's awesome: This organism is extremely well-studied and has been used for the production of laundry detergent and explosives

Fun fact: At various times this bacteria has been used to treat dysentery, as an alternative medicine, and recently as a probiotic

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 99 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 5 hrs

Growth density: 60%

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

Originally isolated from: Germany in 1835