So Happy Together

Isolation and Characterization of

Sphingomonas paucimobilis and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens

from Household Kitchen Faucet Aerator

MM Ragusa

Here I characterized two bacteria species isolated from a sample from my kitchen faucet, and experimented with how they interacted with each other.

Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (left) interacts with Sphingomonas paucimobilis (right). S. paucimobilis forms yellow, isolated colonies, which are completely overgrown by B. amyloliquecaciens.