Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanosarcina acetivorans

phase-contrast microscopy, magnification: 4000, authors: E. C. de Macario and A. J. L. Macario , public domain link: http://www.genomenewsnetwork.org/gnn_images/news_content/04_02/m_acetivorans/m_acetivorans1.jpg


Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 10
  • Temperature max.: 50
  • Temperature optimal min.: 40
  • Temperature optimal max.: 40

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 5.5
  • pH maximum: 8
  • pH optimal min.: 6.5
  • pH optimal max.: 6.5

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0.1
  • NaCl maximal: 1
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0.2
  • NaCl optimal max.: 0.2

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.133
  • Doubling time [h]: 5.2
  • Growth factor:
  • Growth Stimulators: -1

Morphology

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

Dimensions [μm]

  • Width min.: 1.5
  • Width max.: 2.5
  • Length min.: 1.5
  • Length max.: 2.5

Sources

  • Other:
  • Main: K. Sowers et al.; 1983; Appl. Environ. Microbiol.; vol. 47; p. 971
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-2834
  • Other collections: ATCC 35395, JCM 12185, NBRC 100939, OCM 95, BCRC 16170, CCRC 16170
  • Type strain: C2A
  • G+C content: 41

Environment

  • Reactors: not applicable
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: yes
  • Volcanic: not applicable
  • Other:
  • Description: Sample of marine sediments 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: feeds
  • 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: