Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus

immunofluorescence microscopy, magnification: 4000, authors: E. C. de Macario and A. J. L. Macario, public domain link: http://www.the-icsp.org/misc/methanogens_images/Mtb_thermautotrophicus.htm


Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 40
  • Temperature max.: 75
  • Temperature optimal min.: 65
  • Temperature optimal max.: 70

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 6
  • pH maximum: 8.8
  • pH optimal min.: 7.2
  • pH optimal max.: 7.6

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0.00171115674196
  • NaCl maximal: 0.598904859685
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0.0102669404517
  • NaCl optimal max.: 0.0102669404517

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.231
  • Doubling time [h]: 3
  • Growth factor: None
  • Growth Stimulators: none

Morphology

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

Dimensions [μm]

  • Width min.: 0.4
  • Width max.: 0.6
  • Length min.: 3
  • Length max.: 120

Sources

  • Other: A. Wasserfallen et al.; 2000; Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol.; vol. 50; p. 43
  • Main: J. Zeikus et al.; 1972; J. Bacteriol.; vol. 109; p. 707
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-1053
  • Other collections: ATCC 29096, JCM 10044, NBRC 100330, OCM 143, VKM B-1908
  • Type strain: Delta H
  • G+C content: 49.5

Environment

  • Reactors: yes
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: not applicable
  • Other:
  • Description: Sample from fermenting sludge obtained from the sewage treatment plant of the city of Urbana, Illinois.

Substrate

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