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Methanothermobacter thermophilus


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

Morphology

  • Motility: unavailable
  • Shape: Rod
  • Gram reaction: not determined
  • Cell surface structures (flagella, pili, fimbriae): unavailable

Dimensions [μm]

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

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: K. Laurinavichus et al.; 1988; Mikrobiologiya; vol. 57; p. 1035
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-6529
  • Other collections: ATCC BAA-1076, OCM 231, VKM B-1786
  • Type strain: M
  • G+C content: 50

Environment

  • Reactors: yes
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: not applicable
  • Other:
  • Description: Sample from thermophilic methane tank (USSR).

Substrate

  • H2+CO2: feeds
  • Formate:
  • 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: