Bacterium genus

Description

True unicellular extremophiles capable of living in the full spectrum of temperatures, chemical soups and atmospheres. They form a kaleidoscopic range of patterns and colours based on their method of metabolism. They derive energy from photosynthetic chemosynthetic or thermosynthetic processes. These are believed to be the precursors for many life forms, and are often found in conjunction with other species. Links between the biochemistry of bacterial colonies and neighbouring organisms are likely but as yet unproven.

Minimum distance between two genetic samples: 500 m

Conditions of occurrence

  • All planets with thin atmosphere
Atmosphere typeSpecies
HeliumBacterium nebulus
Neon, Neon-richBacterium acies
Bacterium omentum (Nitrogen or Ammonia based volcanism)
Bacterium scopulum (Carbon or Methane based volcanims)
Bacterium verrata (Water based volcanism)
Methane, Methane-richBacterium bullaris
Argon, Argon-richBacterium vesicula
NitrogenBacterium informem
OxygenBacterium volu
AmmoniaBacterium alcyoneum
Carbon dioxide
Carbon dioxide rich
Bacterium aurasus
Water, Water richBacterium cerbrus
Sulfure dioxideBacterium cerbrus
AnyBacterium tela (Helium, Iron or Silicate based volcanism)

 


Bacterium acies

CMDR Hanna Hunter, Bacterium acies, Slegeae UW-Z b46-0, 8

Description

A bacterial species that converts energy from neon-based atmospheres, creating looping whirls of bright colour.

Vista Genomics Value: 50 000 Cr

Conditions of occurrence

  • Planet with thin Neon or Neon-rich atmosphere

Colored variants

 

Colored variant determined by rare material found on planet:

MaterialColor
AntinomyCyan
PoloniumMagenta
RutheniumCobalt
TechnetiumLime
TelluriumWhite
YttriumAquamarine

 

Bacterium alcyoneum

CMDR Alistair Hope, Bacterium alcyoneum, Eafots LH-B c27-4, 9 f

Description

A bacterial species found in ammonia-based atmospheres that lives in sunlight. A colony’s appearance resembles an intricate maze.

Vista Genomics Value: 119 500 Cr

Conditions of occurrence

  • Planet with thin Ammonia atmosphere

Colored variants

 

Colored variant determined by the parent star type:

Star TypeColor
OTurquoise
BGrey
AYellow
FLime
GEmerald
KGreen
MTeal
LSage
TRed
TTSMaroon
Y
WAmethyst
DOcher
NIndigo

 

Bacterium aurasus

CMDR Tiberius Vaako, Bacterium aurasus, Seagull Sector IR-W d1-8, 7 A

Description

These bacteria thrive on sunlight in atmospheres rich with carbon clioxicle. They cause blanket coloration across a planetary surface.

Vista Genomics Value: 78 500 Cr

Conditions of occurrence

  • Planet with thin Carbon Dioxide atmosphere

Colored variants

 

Colored variant determined by the parent star type:

Star TypeColor
OTurquoise
BGrey
AYellow
FLime
GEmerald
KGreen
MTeal
LSage
TRed
TTSMaroon
Y
WAmethyst
DOcher
NIndigo

 

Bacterium bullaris

CMDR Tiberius Vaako, Bacterium bullaris, Slegeae GN-S c20-0 A4

Description

This species of bacteria thrives on atmospheric methane, appearing as a network of linked bubble paiterns.

Vista Genomics Value: 89 900 Cr

Conditions of occurrence

  • Planet with thin Methane or Methane-rich atmosphere

Colored variants

 

Colored variant determined by rare material found on planet:

MaterialColor
AntinomyCobalt
PoloniumYellow
RutheniumAquamarine
TechnetiumGold
TelluriumLime
YttriumRed

 

Bacterium cerbrus

CMDR NuandaWM, Bacterium cerbrus, Eafots BF-R e4-11, 10 e

Description

A sunlight-converting bacterial species on worlds with atmospheres dominated by water and sulphur dioxide. Their colonies resemble a brain-shaped mass of smaller connected cells.

Vista Genomics Value: 121 300 Cr

Conditions of occurrence

  • Planet with thin Water of Sulfur Dioxide atmosphere

Colored variants

 

Colored variant determined by the parent star type:

Star TypeColor
OTurquoise
BGrey
AYellow
FLime
GEmerald
KGreen
MTeal
LSage
TRed
TTSMaroon
Y
WAmethyst
DOcher
NIndigo

 

Bacterium informem

CMDR Teny Harko, Bacterium Informem, Skaudai CT-C c28-5, B 12 a

Description

These bacteria can be found in nitrogen atmospheres, and form a shapeless mass across the surface.

Vista Genomics Value: 426 200 Cr

Conditions of occurrence

  • Planet with thin Nitrogen atmosphere

Colored variants

 

Colored variant determined by rare material found on planet:

MaterialColor
AntinomyRed
PoloniumLime
RutheniumGold
TechnetiumAquamarine
TelluriumYellow
YttriumCobalt

 

Bacterium nebulus

Description

A bacterial species that survives exclusively on atmospheric helium. They are distinguished by a radial pattern extending outward from the colony’s centre.

Vista Genomics Value: 296 300 Cr

Conditions of occurrence

  • Planet with thin Helium atmosphere

Colored variants

 

Colored variant determined by rare material found on planet:

MaterialColor
AntinomyMagenta
Polonium
RutheniumOrange
Technetium
Tellurium
YttriumCobalt

 

Bacterium omentum

CMDR Hanna Hunter, Bacterium omentum, Eafots PS-I c23-4, 6 b

Description

These bacteria convert geothermal heat from nitrogen-based volcanic sites into energy. They appear as long interlinked strands across the surface.

Vista Genomics Value: 267 400 Cr

Conditions of occurrence

  • Planets with thin Neon or Neon-rich atmosphere
  • Nitrogen or Ammonia based Volcanism

Colored variants

 

Colored variant determined by rare material found on planet:

MaterialColor
CadmiumLime
MercuryWhite
Molybdenum
NiobiumPeach
Tungsten
TinRed

 

Bacterium scopulum

CMDR Banteay Srei, Bacterium Scopulum, Soul Sector VT-R b4-0, B 3

Description

These bacteria thrive on the heat generated by carbon-based volcanic activity and appear as long swirling ridges on the surface.

Vista Genomics Value: 280 600 Cr

Conditions of occurrence

  • Planets with thin Neon or Neon-rich atmosphere
  • Carbon or Methane based volcanism

Colored variants

 

Colored variant determined by rare material found on planet:

MaterialColor
CadmiumWhite
MercuryPeach
MolybdenumLime
NiobiumRed
TungstenAquamarine
TinMulberry

 

Bacterium tela

CMDR Vegassimus, Bacterium tela, Eafots MY-M c22-0, A 3 a

Description

These bacteria appear as an intricate web pattern. They thrive in proximity to helium-based, iron-based and silicate-based volcanic sites.

Vista Genomics Value: 135 600 Cr

Conditions of occurrence

  • Planets with thin atmosphere
  • Helium, Iron or Silicate based volcanism

Colored variants

 

Colored variant determined by rare material found on planet:

MaterialColor
CadmiumGold
MercuryOrange
MolybdenumYellow
NiobiumMagenta
TungstenGreen
TinCobalt

 

Bacterium verrata

CMDR Luwen Elthan, Bacterium verrata, Prua Phoe FR-G b29-17, 6d

Description

These bacteria appear as an intricate web pattern. They thrive in proximity to helium-based, iron-based and silicate-based volcanic sites.

Vista Genomics Value: 233 300 Cr

Conditions of occurrence

  • Planets with thin Neon or Neon-rich atmosphere
  • Water based volcanism

Colored variants

 

Colored variant determined by rare material found on planet:

MaterialColor
CadmiumPeach
MercuryRed
MolybdenumWhite
NiobiumMulberry
TungstenLime
TinBlue

 

Bacterium vesicula

CMDR Kazahnn Drahnn, Bacterium vesicula, Seagull Sector IW-W c1-3, 6 a

Description

These bacteria survive on worlds with argon—based atmospheres, and appear as a collection of tight loops on the ground.

Vista Genomics Value: 56 100 Cr

Conditions of occurrence

  • Planet with thin Argon atmosphere

Colored variants

 

Colored variant determined by rare material found on planet:

MaterialColor
AntinomyCyan
PoloniumOrange
RutheniumMulberry
TechnetiumGold
TelluriumRed
YttriumLime

 

Bacterium volu

CMDR Grokwix, Bacterium volu, Heart Sector AF-A d63, B 6

Description

A bacterial species dependent upon oxygen atmospheres, which creates random swirling patterns across the ground.

Vista Genomics Value: 400 500 Cr

Conditions of occurrence

  • Planet with thin Oxygen atmosphere

Colored variants

 

Colored variant determined by rare material found on planet:

MaterialColor
AntinomyRed
PoloniumAquamarine
RutheniumCobalt
Technetium
TelluriumCyan
YttriumGold