Exiguobacterium indicum

Exiguobacterium indicum

Where we found it: On the center field logo at FedEx Field (Washington NFL team) in Maryland

Why it's awesome: This microbe was isolated from glacial meltwater at an elevation of over 14,000 feet in the Himalayas

Fun fact: This microbe is “psychrophilic” meaning it can grow at very low temperatures… even in a fridge!

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 90 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 11 hrs

Growth density: 75%

Description: Gram-positive, motile, rod-shaped, non spore-forming

Originally isolated from: A glacier in the Himalayas (2006)