Leucobacter chironomi

Leucobacter chironomi

Where we found it: In a residential toilet in Davis, CA

Why it's awesome: This organism is extremely resistant to chromium

Fun fact: This microbe recently had its genome sequenced as part of an undergraduate research project at UC Davis.

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 98 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 14 hrs

Growth density: 60%

Description: Gram-positive, rod-shaped, aerobic, non-motile, yellow-pigmented

Originally isolated from: Wastewater in Israel (2009)