Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanosphaera stadtmanae

immunofluorescence microscopy, magnification: 4000, authors: E. C. de Macario and A. J. L. Macario, public domain link: http://icsp.org/subcommittee/methanoarchaea/species/msp_stadtmanae.html


Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 25
  • Temperature max.: 45
  • Temperature optimal min.: 36
  • Temperature optimal max.: 40

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 6.5
  • pH maximum: 6.9
  • pH optimal min.: 6.5
  • pH optimal max.: 6.9

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

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

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.135
  • Doubling time [h]: 5.1
  • Growth factor: H2+methanol, acetate, CO2, thiamin
  • Growth Stimulators: biotin, aminoacids

Morphology

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

Dimensions [μm]

  • Width min.: 1
  • Width max.: 1.2
  • Length min.: 1
  • Length max.: 1.2

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: T. Miller et al.; 1985; Arch. Microbiol.; vol. 141; p. 116
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-3091
  • Other collections: ATCC 43021, JCM 11832, OCM 149
  • Type strain: MCB-3
  • G+C content: 27.6

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: yes
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: not applicable
  • Other:
  • Description: Sample of human feces.

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: do not feed on
  • Ethanol: do not feed on
  • 1-propanol:
  • 1-butanol:
  • 2-propanol:
  • Butanol:
  • Cyclopentanol:
  • Isobutanol:
  • Dimethyl sulfide:
  • H2+Methanol: feeds
  • Other: