JCCC Honors Journal


Nitrosomonas eutropha is a motile, gram-negative, bacillus that metabolizes ammonia as its energy source. Nitrosomonas eutropha was isolated from a probiotic skin product and used to determine how it would function in the normal flora of the integumentary system, and how it potentially benefits the human body. The effects of current hygiene products and practices on the ability of the Nitrosomonas eutropha to form and maintain healthy colonies were also examined.