Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanothermus fervidus

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


Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 61
  • Temperature max.: 97
  • Temperature optimal min.: 83
  • Temperature optimal max.: 83

Alcalinity

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

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

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

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.246
  • Doubling time [h]: 2.82
  • Growth factor:
  • Growth Stimulators:

Morphology

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

Dimensions [μm]

  • Width min.: 0.3
  • Width max.: 0.4
  • Length min.: 1
  • Length max.: 3

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: K. Stetter et al.; 1981; Zentralbl. Mikrobiol.; vol. 178; p. 166
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-2088
  • Other collections: ATCC 43054, JCM 10308,
  • Type strain: V24 S
  • G+C content: 31.6

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: yes
  • Other:
  • Description: Samples from Icelandic volcanic spring and mud holes with temperatures around 100 °C.

Substrate

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