Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanosarcina mazei

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


Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 20
  • Temperature max.: 45
  • Temperature optimal min.: 40
  • Temperature optimal max.: 42

Alcalinity

  • pH minimum: 5.5
  • pH maximum: 8.5
  • pH optimal min.: 7.1
  • pH optimal max.: 7.1

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0.1
  • NaCl maximal: 1
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0.1
  • NaCl optimal max.: 0.3

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.13
  • Doubling time [h]: 5.33
  • Growth factor:
  • Growth Stimulators:

Morphology

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

Dimensions [μm]

  • Width min.: 1
  • Width max.: 3
  • Length min.: 1
  • Length max.: 3

Sources

  • Other: G. Meastrojuan et al.; 1991; Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol.; vol. 41; p. 267
  • Main: R. Mah; 1980; Curr. Microbiol.; vol. 3; p. 321
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-2053
  • Other collections: ATCC 43572, OCM 26, VKM B-1636
  • Type strain: S-6
  • G+C content: 41.5

Environment

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

Substrate

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