Micrococcus luteus (3)

Micrococcus luteus (3)

Where we found it: On a football field goalpost sample collected by the Lake Brantley Pop Warner cheerleaders (Orlando, FL)

Why it's awesome: This microbe can survive under conditions of virtually no water and can withstand massive doses of UV radiation

Fun fact: Because this bacteria is highly resistant to toxic metals it is used in both bioremediation and biotechnology

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 27 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 6 hrs

Growth density: 92%

Description: Gram-positive, spherical, aerobic, non-motile, yellow-pigmented

Originally isolated from: Germany in 1872