Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanococcus voltae

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


Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 21
  • Temperature max.: 45
  • Temperature optimal min.: 38
  • Temperature optimal max.: 38

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 6
  • pH maximum: 9
  • pH optimal min.: 7
  • pH optimal max.: 7.4

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0.205338809035
  • NaCl maximal: 0.82135523614
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0.342231348392
  • NaCl optimal max.: 0.684462696783

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.231
  • Doubling time [h]: 3
  • Growth factor: Ni, Fe, Co, Mg, Ca, SeO4, CO2, 2methylbutyrate, propionate, isoleucine, leucine
  • Growth Stimulators: pantoyllacetone

Morphology

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

Dimensions [μm]

  • Width min.: 0.5
  • Width max.: 3
  • Length min.: 0.5
  • Length max.: 3

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: W. Belch et al.; 1989; Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol.; vol. 39; p. 493
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-1537
  • Other collections: ATCC 33273, OCM 70, OGC 70, NBRC 100457, NCAIM B.01912
  • Type strain: PS
  • G+C content: 30

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: yes
  • Volcanic: not applicable
  • Other:
  • Description: A sediment sample obtained near the mouth of the Waccasassa estuary in western Florida.

Substrate

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