Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanosphaera cuniculi

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Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.:
  • Temperature max.:
  • Temperature optimal min.: 35
  • Temperature optimal max.: 40

Alcalinity

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

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0
  • NaCl maximal:
  • NaCl optimal min.:
  • NaCl optimal max.:

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.011
  • Doubling time [h]: 60.5
  • Growth factor: H2+methanol, acetate
  • Growth Stimulators:

Morphology

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

Dimensions [μm]

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

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: B. Biavati et al.; 1988; Appl. Environ. Microbiol.; vol. 54; p. 768
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-4103
  • Other collections: ATCC BAA-1074, OCM 183
  • Type strain: 1R7
  • G+C content: 23

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: yes
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: not applicable
  • Other:
  • Description: Samples from rabbit caeca, colons, or rectums, animals were hybrids of a New Zealand White female rabbit and a California male rabbit.

Substrate

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