Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanospirillum hungatei

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


Taxonomy

  • Class: Methanomicrobia
  • Order: Methanomicrobiales
  • Family: Methanospirillaceae
  • Genus: Methanospirillum

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 20
  • Temperature max.: 50
  • Temperature optimal min.: 37
  • Temperature optimal max.: 45

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 6.5
  • pH maximum: 10
  • pH optimal min.: 7
  • pH optimal max.: 9

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0
  • NaCl maximal: 0.17
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0
  • NaCl optimal max.: 0

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.033
  • Doubling time [h]: 20.7
  • Growth factor: acetate
  • Growth Stimulators:

Morphology

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

Dimensions [μm]

  • Width min.: 0.4
  • Width max.: 0.4
  • Length min.: 7.4
  • Length max.: 10

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: J. Ferry et al., 1974; Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol.; vol. 24; p. 465
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-864
  • Other collections: ATCC 27890, JCM 10133, OCM 16, NBRC 100397
  • Type strain: JF1
  • G+C content: 45.1

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: yes
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: not applicable
  • Other:
  • Description: Sample of 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:
  • 2-propanol: do not feed on
  • Butanol: do not feed on
  • Cyclopentanol:
  • Isobutanol: do not feed on
  • Dimethyl sulfide:
  • H2+Methanol: not determined
  • Other: