Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanobrevibacter smithii

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


Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.:
  • Temperature max.:
  • Temperature optimal min.: 37
  • Temperature optimal max.: 39

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum:
  • pH maximum:
  • pH optimal min.: 6.9
  • pH optimal max.: 7.4

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

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

Growth rate

  • Growth rate:
  • Doubling time [h]:
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  • Growth Stimulators:

Morphology

  • Motility: no
  • Shape: Cocci
  • Gram reaction: positive
  • Cell surface structures (flagella, pili, fimbriae): unavailable

Dimensions [μm]

  • Width min.: 0.5
  • Width max.: 0.7
  • Length min.: 1
  • Length max.: 1.5

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: W. Balch et al.; 1979; Microbiol. Rev.; vol. 43; p. 260
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-861
  • Other collections:
  • Type strain: PS
  • G+C content: 31

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: not applicable
  • Other:
  • Description: Sample of primary sewage digester (USA).

Substrate

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