Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanobacterium formicicum

immunofluorescence microscopy, magnification: 4000, authors: E. C. de Macario and A. J. L. Macario, public domain link: http://www.wadsworth.org/resnres/bios/macario/slide-05_M_formicicum_I_10_05.html


Taxonomy

  • Class: Methanobacteria
  • Order: Methanobacteriales
  • Family: Methanobacteriaceae
  • Genus: Methanobacterium

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 25
  • Temperature max.: 50
  • Temperature optimal min.: 37
  • Temperature optimal max.: 45

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum:
  • pH maximum:
  • pH optimal min.: 6.6
  • pH optimal max.: 6.8

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal:
  • NaCl maximal:
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0.25
  • NaCl optimal max.: 0.25

Growth rate

  • Growth rate:
  • Doubling time [h]:
  • Growth factor:
  • Growth Stimulators: Acetyate, cysteine

Morphology

  • Motility: nd
  • Shape: Rod
  • Gram reaction: positive
  • Cell surface structures (flagella, pili, fimbriae): not determined

Dimensions [μm]

  • Width min.: 0.4
  • Width max.: 0.8
  • Length min.: 2
  • Length max.: 15

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: M. Bryant et al.; 1987; Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol.; vol. 37; p. 171
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-1535
  • Other collections: ATCC 33274, JCM 10132, NBRC 100475, OCM 55, VKM B-1957
  • Type strain: MF
  • G+C content: 38

Environment

  • Reactors: yes
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: not applicable
  • Other:
  • Description: Sample obtained from a domestic sewage sludge digestor in Urbana, Ilinois.

Substrate

  • H2+CO2: feeds
  • Formate: feeds
  • Acetate:
  • Methanol: not determined
  • Methylamin:
  • Di-methylamin:
  • Tri-methylamin:
  • CO:
  • Ethanol:
  • 1-propanol:
  • 1-butanol:
  • 2-propanol: feeds
  • Butanol:
  • Cyclopentanol:
  • Isobutanol: feeds
  • Dimethyl sulfide:
  • H2+Methanol: not determined
  • Other: