Micrococcus luteus (1)

Micrococcus luteus (1)

Where we found it: On a sweat mop at a Sacramento Kings basketball game

Why it's awesome: This microbe can survive under conditions of virtually no water and can withstand massive doses of UV radiation

Fun fact: Because this bacteria is highly resistant to toxic metals it is used in both bioremediation and biotechnology

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 42 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 14 hours

Growth density: 76%

Description: Gram-positive, spherical, aerobic, non-motile, yellow-pigmented

Originally isolated from: Germany in 1872