Streptomyces kanamyceticus

Streptomyces kanamyceticus

Where we found it: In the kitchen on the set of Kare11 Morning News (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN)

Why it's awesome: One of the earliest antibiotics, kanamycin, was isolated from this microbe in 1957. Plus, it looks cool.

Fun fact: The antibiotic produced by this microbe is still widely used in industry, research, and medicine

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 98 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 48 hrs

Growth density: 46%

Description: Gram-positive, aerobic, unusual colony morphology

Originally isolated from: Japanese soil (1957)