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Methanocaldococcus infernus


Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 55
  • Temperature max.: 91
  • Temperature optimal min.: 85
  • Temperature optimal max.: 85

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 5.25
  • pH maximum: 7
  • pH optimal min.: 6.5
  • pH optimal max.: 6.5

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0.213894592745
  • NaCl maximal: 0.962525667351
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0.427789185489
  • NaCl optimal max.: 0.427789185489

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 1.35
  • Doubling time [h]: 0.513
  • Growth factor: None
  • Growth Stimulators: selenate, tungsten, yeast extract

Morphology

  • Motility: yes
  • Shape: Cocci
  • Gram reaction: not determined
  • Cell surface structures (flagella, pili, fimbriae): present

Dimensions [μm]

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

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: C. Jeanthon et al.; 1998; Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol.; vol. 48; p. 913
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-11812
  • Other collections: JCM 15783
  • Type strain: ME
  • G+C content: 33

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: yes
  • Other:
  • Description: Chimney sample collected from the Logatchev hydrothermal field (14° 45' N, 44° 59' W) on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at a depth of 3000 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: 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: do not feed on
  • Other: