Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanoculleus thermophilus


Taxonomy

  • Class: Methanomicrobia
  • Order: Methanomicrobiales
  • Family: Methanomicrobiaceae
  • Genus: Methanoculleus

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 37
  • Temperature max.: 65
  • Temperature optimal min.: 55
  • Temperature optimal max.: 55

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 6.5
  • pH maximum: 7.8
  • pH optimal min.: 7
  • pH optimal max.: 7

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0
  • NaCl maximal: 0.7
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0.2
  • NaCl optimal max.: 0.2

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.277
  • Doubling time [h]: 2.5
  • Growth factor: Tripticase, trace element solution
  • Growth Stimulators:

Morphology

  • Motility: no
  • Shape: Irregular cocci
  • Gram reaction: negative
  • Cell surface structures (flagella, pili, fimbriae): absent

Dimensions [μm]

  • Width min.: 1
  • Width max.: 1.3
  • Length min.: 1
  • Length max.: 1.3

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: C. Rivard et al.; 1982; Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol.; vol. 32; p. 430
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-2373
  • Other collections: ATCC 33837, OCM 174, VKM B-1841
  • Type strain: CR-1
  • G+C content: 59

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: yes
  • Volcanic: not applicable
  • Other:
  • Description: Sediment underlying the high-temperature effluent channel of the Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant, Florida Power Company, Crystal River, 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:
  • Butanol:
  • Cyclopentanol:
  • Isobutanol:
  • Dimethyl sulfide:
  • H2+Methanol: do not feed on
  • Other: