Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanobacterium subterraneum

fluorescence microscopy, magnification: 2000, authors: K. Pedersen, public domain link: http://www.micans.se/huvudsida.php?menyID=26&sidID=13&lang=en


Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 3.5
  • Temperature max.: 40
  • Temperature optimal min.: 20
  • Temperature optimal max.: 40

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 6.75
  • pH maximum: 9.2
  • pH optimal min.: 7.8
  • pH optimal max.: 8.8

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0
  • NaCl maximal: 1.4
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0.2
  • NaCl optimal max.: 1.25

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.178
  • Doubling time [h]: 3.89
  • Growth factor: None
  • Growth Stimulators: None

Morphology

  • Motility: no
  • Shape: Rod
  • Gram reaction: not determined
  • Cell surface structures (flagella, pili, fimbriae): not determined

Dimensions [μm]

  • Width min.: 0.1
  • Width max.: 0.15
  • Length min.: 0.6
  • Length max.: 1.2

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: S. Kotelnikova et al.; 1998; Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol.; vol. 48; p. 357
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-11074
  • Other collections: ATCC 700657
  • Type strain: A8p
  • G+C content: 54.4

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: yes
  • Volcanic: not applicable
  • Other:
  • Description: Sample of granitic rock groundwater from the Äspö hard rock laboratory tunnel, South-Eastern Sweden (depths 68 m, 409 m and 420 m).

Substrate

  • H2+CO2: feeds
  • Formate: feeds
  • Acetate: do not feed on
  • Methanol: do not feed on
  • Methylamin:
  • Di-methylamin:
  • Tri-methylamin: do not feed on
  • CO:
  • Ethanol: do not feed on
  • 1-propanol: do not feed on
  • 1-butanol: do not feed on
  • 2-propanol:
  • Butanol:
  • Cyclopentanol:
  • Isobutanol: do not feed on
  • Dimethyl sulfide: do not feed on
  • H2+Methanol: do not feed on
  • Other: not supporting: pyruvate, fructose, glucose,