Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus

Class: Methanobacteria
Order: Methanobacteriales
Family: Methanobacteriaceae
Genus: Methanothermobacter
Temperature [°C]
Temperature min.: 40
Temperature max.: 75
Temperature optimal min.: 65
Temperature optimal max.: 70
pH min.: 6
pH max.: 8.8
pH optimal min.: 7.2
pH optimal max.: 7.6
Salinity [mol ⋅ dm-3 NaCl]
NaCl min.: 0.00171116
NaCl max.: 0.598905
NaCl optimal min.: 0.0102669
NaCl optimal max.: 0.0102669
Growth rate
Growth rate: 0.231
Doubling time [h]: 3
Motility: no
Shape: Rod
Gram reaction: positive
Cell surface structures (flagella, pili, fimbriae): absent
Cell dimensions [μm]
Width min.: 0.4
Width max.: 0.6
Length min.: 3
Length max.: 120
Main: J. Zeikus et al., 1972, J. Bacteriol., vol. 109, p. 707
Other: A. Wasserfallen et al., 2000, Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., vol. 50, p. 43
Description: Sample from fermenting sludge obtained from the sewage treatment plant of the city of Urbana, Illinois.
Strain info
Type strain: Delta H
DSM: DSM-1053
ATTC: ATCC 29096
Other collections: JCM 10044, NBRC 100330, OCM 143, VKM B-1908
G+C content: 49.5
H2+CO2: Yes
Formate: No
Acetate: No
Methanol: No
Methylamin: no data
Di-methylamin: no data
Tri-methylamin: no data
CO: No data
Ethanol: No
1-propanol: no data
1-butanol: No data
2-butanol: No data
2-propanol: No data
Butanol: No data
Cyclopentanol: no data
Isobutanol: No data
Dimethyl sulfide: no data
H2+Methanol: No data
Other: not supporting: pyruvate
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