Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanogenium frigidum

transmission electron microscopy, scale bar: 1 µm, authors: P.D. Franzmann et al., public domain link: http://userpages.umbc.edu/~sowers/images/mfrigidum.jpg


Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 0
  • Temperature max.: 17
  • Temperature optimal min.: 15
  • Temperature optimal max.: 15

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 6.3
  • pH maximum: 8
  • pH optimal min.: 7.5
  • pH optimal max.: 7.9

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0.35
  • NaCl maximal: 0.6
  • NaCl optimal min.:
  • NaCl optimal max.:

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.01
  • Doubling time [h]: 70
  • Growth factor: acetate
  • Growth Stimulators: yeast extract, peptone

Morphology

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

Dimensions [μm]

  • Width min.: 1.2
  • Width max.: 2.5
  • Length min.: 1.2
  • Length max.: 2.5

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: P. Franzmann et al.; 1997; Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol.; vol. 47; p. 1068
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-16458
  • Other collections: OCM 469, SMCC 459W
  • Type strain: Ace-2
  • G+C content:

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: yes
  • Volcanic: not applicable
  • Other:
  • Description: Sample of sediment from Ace Lake (68°24' S, 78°11' E) in the Vestfold Hills of Antarctica.

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:
  • 1-propanol:
  • 1-butanol:
  • 2-propanol:
  • Butanol:
  • Cyclopentanol:
  • Isobutanol:
  • Dimethyl sulfide:
  • H2+Methanol: do not feed on
  • Other: