Bacillus tequilensis (2)

Bacillus tequilensis (2)

Where we found it: In the candy jar on the set of the Today Show

Why it's awesome: This microbe produces a compound that has been shown to inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria

Fun fact: This microbe also produces a protein-digesting compound that has been shown to be effective in removing blood stains and dehairing hides

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 83 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 16 hrs

Growth density: 76%

Description: Gram-positive, rod-shaped, aerobic, spore-forming

Originally isolated from: A 2000-year old tomb shaft near Tequila, Mexico