Bacillus mucilaginosus shows potential as a fertilizer that people could use for crops to produce food and other plant-based goods.
It aids in plant growth by solubilizing phosphorus and potassium, both macronutrients required by plants for growth.
It releases these nutrients from soil minerals such as feldspar and mica into soluble forms that plants can uptake.
Crops grown in soils with Bacillus mucilaginosus have greater potassium and phosphorus uptake and more biomass than crops grown without this microbe.
It is also useful for cleaning up waste. It plays a part in microbial flocculation in wastewater by aggregating bacteria and minerals into large clumps that can be more easily removed from liquids such as sewage and industrial wastewater.