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Methanobrevibacter curvatus


Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 20
  • Temperature max.: 30
  • Temperature optimal min.: 30
  • Temperature optimal max.: 30

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 6.5
  • pH maximum: 8.5
  • pH optimal min.: 7.1
  • pH optimal max.: 7.1

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

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

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.017
  • Doubling time [h]: 40
  • Growth factor: Casamino acids, yeast extract, rumen fluid
  • Growth Stimulators:

Morphology

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

Dimensions [μm]

  • Width min.: 0.34
  • Width max.: 0.34
  • Length min.: 1.6
  • Length max.: 1.6

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: J. Leadbetter et al.; 1996; Appl. Environ. Microbiol.; vol. 62; p. 3620
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-11111
  • Other collections:
  • Type strain: RFM-2
  • G+C content:

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: yes
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: not applicable
  • Other:
  • Description: Hindgut contents of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes.

Substrate

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