Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanosarcina barkeri

immunofluorescence microscopy, magnification: 4000, authors: E. C. de Macario and A. J. L. Macario, public domain link: http://www.the-icsp.org/misc/methanogens_images/images/Msa_barkeri.jpg


Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

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

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 5.5
  • pH maximum: 7.5
  • pH optimal min.: 7
  • pH optimal max.: 7

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0.1
  • NaCl maximal: 1.2
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0.25
  • NaCl optimal max.: 0.5

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.1
  • Doubling time [h]: 6.9
  • Growth factor:
  • Growth Stimulators: H2/C02, methanol; mono-, di-, a trimethylamine, acetate, CO/H2

Morphology

  • Motility: no
  • Shape: Irregular cocci
  • Gram reaction: positive
  • Cell surface structures (flagella, pili, fimbriae): not determined

Dimensions [μm]

  • Width min.: 1.5
  • Width max.: 2
  • Length min.: 1.5
  • Length max.: 2

Sources

  • Other: G. Meastrojuan et al.; 1991; Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol.; vol. 41; p. 267
  • Main: M. Bryant et al.; 1987; Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol.; vol. 37; p. 169
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-800
  • Other collections: ATCC 43569, JCM 10043, NBRC 100474, OCM 38, VKM B-1635, BCRC 16175, CCRC 16175
  • Type strain: MS
  • G+C content: 39

Environment

  • Reactors: yes
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: yes
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: not applicable
  • Other:
  • Description: Sample from anaerobic sewage digester.

Substrate

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