Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanococcus maripaludis

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


Taxonomy

  • Class: Methanococci
  • Order: Methanococcales
  • Family: Methanococcaceae
  • Genus: Methanococcus

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: 0.35
  • Doubling time [h]: 2
  • Growth factor: NaCl, Na2S
  • Growth Stimulators: Selenium

Morphology

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

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. 135; p. 91
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-2067
  • Other collections: ATCC 43000, JCM 10722, NBRC 101831, OCM 175
  • Type strain: JJ
  • G+C content: 31

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: yes
  • Other:
  • Description: Grab samples of sediment (top 10 cm) from the tall Spartina alterniflora region of Pawley's Island salt marsh, South Carolina.

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: