Exiguobacterium sibiricum

Exiguobacterium sibiricum

Where we found it: On second base at AT&T Park in San Francisco (Giants stadium)

Why it's awesome: This microbe is so cold-adapted that it can grow at temperatures below freezing!

Fun fact: Scientist claim (controversially) to have originally discovered this microbe in 3 million year old permafrost in Siberia

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 99 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 20 hrs

Growth density: 61%

Description: Gram-positive, non spore forming, rod-shaped, motile, faculative anaerobe

Originally isolated from: 3 million year old permafrost in Siberia (2006)