Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanocorpusculum parvum

scanning electron microscopy, scale bar: 0.5 µm, authors: D. Strąpoć et al., public domain link: http://aem.asm.org/content/74/8/2424/F2.large.jpg


Taxonomy

  • Class: Methanomicrobia
  • Order: Methanomicrobiales
  • Family: Methanocorpusculaceae
  • Genus: Methanocorpusculum

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 20
  • Temperature max.: 40
  • Temperature optimal min.: 37
  • Temperature optimal max.: 37

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum:
  • pH maximum:
  • pH optimal min.: 6.8
  • pH optimal max.: 7.5

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0
  • NaCl maximal: 0.80424366872
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0
  • NaCl optimal max.: 0

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.087
  • Doubling time [h]: 8
  • Growth factor: acetate, yeast extract, tungsten,
  • Growth Stimulators: rumen fluid

Morphology

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

Dimensions [μm]

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

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: G. Zellner et al.; 1987; Arch. Microbiol.; vol. 147; p. 13
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-3823
  • Other collections: ATCC 43721, OCM 63
  • Type strain: XII
  • G+C content: 48.5

Environment

  • Reactors: yes
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: not applicable
  • Other:
  • Description: Sample from an anaerobic sour whey digester, originally inoculated with sewage sludge.

Substrate

  • H2+CO2: feeds
  • Formate: feeds
  • 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: do not feed on
  • 1-propanol:
  • 1-butanol: do not feed on
  • 2-propanol: feeds
  • Butanol:
  • Cyclopentanol:
  • Isobutanol:
  • Dimethyl sulfide:
  • H2+Methanol: do not feed on
  • Other: not supporting: pyruvate, lactate, fumarate, butyrate, 2-pentanol, formaldehyde, alanine, leucine