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Methanothermococcus okinawensis


Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 40
  • Temperature max.: 75
  • Temperature optimal min.: 60
  • Temperature optimal max.: 65

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 4.5
  • pH maximum: 8.5
  • pH optimal min.: 6
  • pH optimal max.: 7

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0.205338809035
  • NaCl maximal: 1.64271047228
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0.342231348392
  • NaCl optimal max.: 0.855578370979

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 1.386
  • Doubling time [h]: 0.5
  • Growth factor: None
  • Growth Stimulators: selenium, Fe2O3

Morphology

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

Dimensions [μm]

  • Width min.: 1
  • Width max.: 1.5
  • Length min.: 1
  • Length max.: 1.5

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: K. Takai et al.; 2002; Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol.; vol. 52; p. 1089
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-14208
  • Other collections: JCM 11175
  • Type strain: IH1
  • G+C content: 29.3

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: yes
  • Other:
  • Description: Sample from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney obtained from the hydrothermal field at Iheya Ridge in the Okinawa Trough, Japan (27° 47.220' N, 126° 53.900' E) at a depth of 972 m.

Substrate

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