Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (1)

Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (1)

Where we found it: On the statue of Benjamin Franklin at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA

Why it's awesome: This is an important industrial organism, used for the production of enzymes that degrade protein, such as those used in contact lens cleaner

Fun fact: A strain of this bacteria found on plants has been shown to produce a variety of potential “biocontrol” agents that might be used to battle plant pathogens

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 79 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 10 hrs

Growth density: 91%

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

Originally isolated from: Japanese soil in 1943