Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanocaldococcus villosus

scanning electron microscopy, authors: G. Wanner et al., public domain link: http://aem.asm.org/content/78/6.cover-expansion


Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 55
  • Temperature max.: 90
  • Temperature optimal min.: 80
  • Temperature optimal max.: 80

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 5.5
  • pH maximum: 7
  • pH optimal min.: 6.5
  • pH optimal max.: 6.5

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0.0855578370979
  • NaCl maximal: 0.941136208077
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0.427789185489
  • NaCl optimal max.: 0.427789185489

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.942
  • Doubling time [h]: 0.75
  • Growth factor:
  • Growth Stimulators: selenate, tungsten, yeast extract

Morphology

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

Dimensions [μm]

  • Width min.: 1
  • Width max.: 2
  • Length min.: 1
  • Length max.: 2

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: A. Bellack et al.; 2011; Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol.; vol. 61; p.1239
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-22612
  • Other collections: JCM 16315
  • Type strain: KIN24-T80
  • G+C content: 30

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: yes
  • Other:
  • Description: Samples from the Kolbeinsey Ridge (Fricke et al., 1989), north of Iceland (67° 05' N; 18° 42' W), by the research submersible Jago at a depth of 105 m.

Substrate

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