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Methanococcoides methylutens


Taxonomy

  • Class: Methanomicrobia
  • Order: Methanosarcinales
  • Family: Methanosarcinaceae
  • Genus: Methanococcoides

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 15
  • Temperature max.: 40
  • Temperature optimal min.: 30
  • Temperature optimal max.: 35

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 6
  • pH maximum: 8
  • pH optimal min.: 7
  • pH optimal max.: 7.5

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0.043
  • NaCl maximal: 1.2
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0.24
  • NaCl optimal max.: 0.64

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.133
  • Doubling time [h]: 5.2
  • Growth factor:
  • 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
  • Length min.: 3
  • Length max.: 3

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: K. Sowers et al.; 1983; Appl. Environ. Microbiol.; vol. 45; p. 684
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-2657
  • Other collections: ATCC 33938, OCM 158, BCRC 16168, CCRC 16168
  • Type strain: TMA-10
  • G+C content: 42

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: yes
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: not applicable
  • Other:
  • Description: Sediment (0 to 60 cm) obtained by a diver assisted with SCUBA at a depth of 65 feet (ca. 19.8 m) from the Sumner branch of Scripps Canyon located near La Jolla, California.

Substrate

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