Bacillus safensis is a Gram-positive, spore-forming, and rod bacterium, originally isolated from a spacecraft in Florida and California. Bacillus safensis could have possibly been transported to the planet Mars on spacecraft Opportunity and Spirit in 2004. There are several known strains of this bacterium, all of which belong to the Firmicutes phylum of Bacteria. This bacterium also belongs to the large, pervasive genus Bacillus. Bacillus safensis is an aerobic chemoheterotroph and is highly resistant to salt, UV radiation, and gamma radiation. Because of these features, Bacillus safensis is a powerful plant hormone producer. The bacteria is also a plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria, which enhances plant growth after root colonization. Strain B. safensis JPL-MERTA-8-2 is (so far) the onl

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  • Bacillus safensis is a Gram-positive, spore-forming, and rod bacterium, originally isolated from a spacecraft in Florida and California. Bacillus safensis could have possibly been transported to the planet Mars on spacecraft Opportunity and Spirit in 2004. There are several known strains of this bacterium, all of which belong to the Firmicutes phylum of Bacteria. This bacterium also belongs to the large, pervasive genus Bacillus. Bacillus safensis is an aerobic chemoheterotroph and is highly resistant to salt, UV radiation, and gamma radiation. Because of these features, Bacillus safensis is a powerful plant hormone producer. The bacteria is also a plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria, which enhances plant growth after root colonization. Strain B. safensis JPL-MERTA-8-2 is (so far) the only bacterial strain shown to grow noticeably faster in micro-gravity environments than on the Earth surface. (en)
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  • Bacillus safensis is a Gram-positive, spore-forming, and rod bacterium, originally isolated from a spacecraft in Florida and California. Bacillus safensis could have possibly been transported to the planet Mars on spacecraft Opportunity and Spirit in 2004. There are several known strains of this bacterium, all of which belong to the Firmicutes phylum of Bacteria. This bacterium also belongs to the large, pervasive genus Bacillus. Bacillus safensis is an aerobic chemoheterotroph and is highly resistant to salt, UV radiation, and gamma radiation. Because of these features, Bacillus safensis is a powerful plant hormone producer. The bacteria is also a plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria, which enhances plant growth after root colonization. Strain B. safensis JPL-MERTA-8-2 is (so far) the onl (en)
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