Bacillus stratosphericus

Bacillus stratosphericus is a microbe commonly found in high concentrations in the stratosphere. It is commonly found in the atmosphere but brought down to Earth as a result of atmospheric cycling processes. Scientists have successfully engineered it to create a biofilm which produce electricity.[2]


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  2. ^ Jinwei Zhang, Enren Zhang, Keith Scott & J. Grant Burgess (2012). "Enhanced electricity production by use of reconstituted artificial consortia of estuarine bacteria grown as biofilms". Environmental Science & Technology 46 (5): 2984–2992. doi:10.1021/es2020007. 

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