Bacillus subtilis

Bacillus subtilis

Where we found it: On the game ball at an Orlando Magic basketball game

Why it's awesome: This organism is extremely well-studied and has been used for the production of laundry detergent and explosives

Fun fact: At various times this bacteria has been used to treat dysentery, as an alternative medicine, and recently as a probiotic

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 41 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 30 hrs

Growth density: 100%

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

Originally isolated from: Germany in 1835