Arthrobacter nitroguajacolicus

Arthrobacter nitroguajacolicus

Where we found it: On the 50-yard line of McCulloch Stadium in Salem OR, collected by Chapman Hill Elementary School students

Why it's awesome: This microbe was found in a screen for organisms who could degrade compounds in contaminated soil

Fun fact: Enzymes from this microbe may be useful in degrading excess pesticide residues in soil

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 46 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 18 hrs

Growth density: 78%

Description: Gram-positive, irregular rods, motile, aerobic

Originally isolated from: Forest soil in the Czech Republic (2004)