Exiguobacterium acetylicum

Exiguobacterium acetylicum

Where we found it: On the 50-yard line at Candlestick Park (San Francisco 49ers)

Why it's awesome: This soil microbe helps plants to grow by inhibiting the spread of pathogenic fungi

Fun fact: A cold-tolerant strain of this microbe from the Himalayas was found to help wheat seeds germinate at very low soil temperatures

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 44 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 16 hrs

Growth density: 81%

Description: Gram-positive, yellow-pigmented, rod-shaped, non-spore forming

Originally isolated from: Creamery waste (1926)