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Methanothermococcus thermolithotrophicus

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


Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 30
  • Temperature max.: 70
  • Temperature optimal min.: 65
  • Temperature optimal max.: 65

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 6
  • pH maximum: 8
  • pH optimal min.: 6.5
  • pH optimal max.: 7.5

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0.222450376454
  • NaCl maximal: 1.42026009582
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0.684462696783
  • NaCl optimal max.: 0.684462696783

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.756
  • Doubling time [h]: 0.917
  • Growth factor: None
  • Growth Stimulators: None

Morphology

  • Motility: yes
  • Shape: Irregular cocci
  • Gram reaction: negative
  • 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: H. Huber et al.; 1982; Arch. Mikrobiol.; vol. 132; p. 47
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-2095
  • Other collections: ATCC 35097, JCM 10549, OCM 138,
  • Type strain: SN-1
  • G+C content: 32.8

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: yes
  • Other:
  • Description: Sample from the sandy geothermally heated sea floor of the beach at Stufe di Nerone close to Naples (italy), about 3 m away from the shore in about 0.5 m depth.

Substrate

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