Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanothermobacter tenebrarum

phase-contrast microscopy, scale bar: 10 μm, authors: K. Nakamura et al., public domain link: http://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Methanothermobacter_tenebrarum


Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 45
  • Temperature max.: 80
  • Temperature optimal min.: 70
  • Temperature optimal max.: 70

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 5.8
  • pH maximum: 8.7
  • pH optimal min.: 6.9
  • pH optimal max.: 7.7

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0
  • NaCl maximal: 0.342231348392
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0.0427789185489
  • NaCl optimal max.: 0.0427789185489

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.058
  • Doubling time [h]: 12
  • Growth factor: casamino acids, tryptone, yeast extract, or vitamins for growth
  • Growth Stimulators: acetate

Morphology

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

Dimensions [μm]

  • Width min.: 0.5
  • Width max.: 0.5
  • Length min.: 3.5
  • Length max.: 10.5

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: K. Nakamura et al.; 2013; Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol.; vol. 63; p. 715
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-23052
  • Other collections: JCM 16532, NBRC 106236
  • Type strain: RMAS
  • G+C content: 41.5

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: not applicable
  • Other:
  • Description: Sample from gas-associated formation water of a gas-producing well in a natural gas field at Niigata, Japan.

Substrate

  • H2+CO2: feeds
  • 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: do not feed on
  • 1-butanol: do not feed on
  • 2-propanol: do not feed on
  • Butanol:
  • Cyclopentanol:
  • Isobutanol: do not feed on
  • Dimethyl sulfide:
  • H2+Methanol: not determined
  • Other: