Click here to see a JPEG of this microbe.Kingdom: Eubacteria
Scientific Name: Halomonadaceae
Image Courtesy of: Maltseva, Olga
Image Width: 8 microns
Image Technology: SEM
These bacteria degrade 2,4-D, the herbicide found in "Weed Be Gone" that people spray on their lawns to get rid of dandelions and other weed plants. This bacterium is unusual among 2,4-D degrading bacteria found so far because it can live in high concentrations of salt at high pH.