Methanothermococcus thermolithotrophicus

Class: Methanococci
Order: Methanococcales
Family: Methanococcaceae
Genus: Methanothermococcus
Temperature [°C]
Temperature min.: 30
Temperature max.: 70
Temperature optimal min.: 65
Temperature optimal max.: 65
pH min.: 6
pH max.: 8
pH optimal min.: 6.5
pH optimal max.: 7.5
Salinity [mol ⋅ dm-3 NaCl]
NaCl min.: 0.22245
NaCl max.: 1.42026
NaCl optimal min.: 0.684463
NaCl optimal max.: 0.684463
Growth rate
Growth rate: 0.756
Doubling time [h]: 0.917
Motility: yes
Shape: Irregular cocci
Gram reaction: negative
Cell surface structures (flagella, pili, fimbriae): present
Cell dimensions [μm]
Width min.: 1.5
Width max.: 1.5
Length min.: 1.5
Length max.: 1.5
Main: H. Huber et al., 1982, Arch. Mikrobiol., vol. 132, p. 47
Description: Sample from the sandy geothermally heated sea floor of the beach at Stufe di Nerone close to Naples (italy), about 3 m away from the shore in about 0.5 m depth.
Strain info
Type strain: SN-1
DSM: DSM-2095
ATTC: ATCC 35097
Other collections: JCM 10549, OCM 138,
G+C content: 32.8
H2+CO2: Yes
Formate: Yes
Acetate: No data
Methanol: No data
Methylamin: no data
Di-methylamin: no data
Tri-methylamin: no data
CO: No data
Ethanol: no data
1-propanol: no data
1-butanol: No data
2-butanol: No data
2-propanol: No data
Butanol: No data
Cyclopentanol: no data
Isobutanol: No data
Dimethyl sulfide: no data
H2+Methanol: No data
Other: no data
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