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Methanocaldococcus jannaschii


Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

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

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 5.2
  • pH maximum: 7
  • pH optimal min.: 6
  • pH optimal max.: 6

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0.2
  • NaCl maximal: 0.9
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0.5
  • NaCl optimal max.: 0.5

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 1.6
  • Doubling time [h]: 0.433
  • Growth factor: NaCl, Na2S,
  • Growth Stimulators: Selenium

Morphology

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

Dimensions [μm]

  • Width min.: 1.5
  • Width max.: 1.5
  • Length min.: 1.5
  • Length max.: 1.5

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: W. Jones, et al.; 1983; Arch. Microbiol.; vol. 136; p. 254
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-2661
  • Other collections: ATCC 43067, JCM 10045, OCM 168, NBRC 100440, CIP 104961
  • Type strain: JAL-1
  • G+C content: 31

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: yes
  • Other:
  • Description: Hydrothermal vent effluent waters and sedimentary material adjacent to vents were collected in April and May, 1982 from the East Pacific Rise at 20° 50' N latitude and 109° 06' W longitude at a depth of 2600 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: do not feed on
  • Tri-methylamin: do not feed on
  • CO:
  • Ethanol:
  • 1-propanol:
  • 1-butanol:
  • 2-propanol:
  • Butanol:
  • Cyclopentanol:
  • Isobutanol:
  • Dimethyl sulfide:
  • H2+Methanol: not determined
  • Other: