Biotechnology University of Wrocław

Methanosarcina thermophila

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


Taxonomy

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

Temperature [°C]

  • Temperature min.: 30
  • Temperature max.: 60
  • Temperature optimal min.: 55
  • Temperature optimal max.: 55

Alcalinity

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

Salinity [mol * dm -3 NaCl]

  • NaCl minimal: 0.005
  • NaCl maximal: 1.2
  • NaCl optimal min.: 0
  • NaCl optimal max.: 0

Growth rate

  • Growth rate: 0.139
  • Doubling time [h]: 5
  • Growth factor:
  • Growth Stimulators:

Morphology

  • Motility: not determined
  • Shape: Irregular cocci
  • Gram reaction: positive
  • Cell surface structures (flagella, pili, fimbriae): not determined

Dimensions [μm]

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

Sources

  • Other: S. Zinder et al.; 1985; Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol.; vol. 35; p. 522
  • Main: S. Zinder et al.; 1979; Appl. Environ. Microbiol.; vol. 38; p. 996
  • Link: Visit page

Strain info

  • DSM: DSM-1825
  • Other collections: ATCC 43570, OCM 12
  • Type strain: TM-1
  • G+C content: 42

Environment

  • Reactors: yes
  • Intestinal tracks: not applicable
  • Soil: not applicable
  • Water sediments: not applicable
  • Volcanic: not applicable
  • Other:
  • Description: Sample from labortory anaerobic sludge digestor (55°C) inoculated with sludge from thermophilic digestor operated at Hyperion sewage treatment plant, El Segundo, California.

Substrate

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