Bacillus tequilensis (1)

Bacillus tequilensis (1)

Where we found it: In the home dugout of the Philadelphia Phillies

Why it's awesome: This microbe produces a compound that has been shown to inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria

Fun fact: This microbe also produces a protein-digesting compound that has been shown to be effective in removing blood stains and dehairing hides

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 21 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 5 hrs

Growth density: 59%

Description: Gram-positive, rod-shaped, aerobic, spore-forming

Originally isolated from: A 2000-year old tomb shaft near Tequila, Mexico