Bacillus stratosphericus

Bacillus stratosphericus

Where we found it: Collected by St. Peter's School students in a butterfly water dish at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, PA

Why it's awesome: This organism is found at high concentrations in the stratosphere (up to 25 miles high!)

Fun fact: This organism has been engineered into colonies of cells that produce electricity.

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 25 hours

Time to exponential growth: 7 hours

Growth density: 27%

Description: Gram-positive, rod-shaped, motile

Originally isolated from: Air sampling 25 miles high (2001)