Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanocaldococcus indicus

transmission electron microscopy, scale bar: 0.5 µm, author: S. L'Haridon et al., public domain link: http://ijsb.sgmjournals.org/content/53/6/1931/F1.large.jpg


Taxonomy

  • Class: Methanococci
  • Order: Methanococcales
  • Family: Methanocaldococcaceae
  • Genus: Methanocaldococcus

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 50
  • Temperature max.: 86
  • Temperature optimal min.: 85
  • Temperature optimal max.: 85

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 5.5
  • pH maximum: 6.7
  • pH optimal min.: 6.5
  • pH optimal max.: 6.5

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0.257
  • NaCl maximal: 0.856
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0.513
  • NaCl optimal max.: 0.513

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 1.38
  • Doubling time [h]: 0.5
  • Growth factor:
  • Growth Stimulators: selenate, tungsten, yeast extract

Morphology

  • Motility: yes
  • Shape: Cocci
  • Gram reaction: negative
  • Cell surface structures (flagella, pili, fimbriae): present

Dimensions [μm]

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

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: S. L Haridon et al.; 2003; Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol.; vol. 53; p.1931
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-15027
  • Other collections: JCM 11886
  • Type strain: SL43
  • G+C content: 30.7

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: yes
  • Other:
  • Description: Chimney sample collected in April 2001 at the Kairei vent field on the Central Indian Ridge (25°19' S, 70°02' E) at a depth of 2420 m.

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