Isolation and characterization of "Methanosphaera cuniculi" sp. nov.

B. Biavati, M. Vasta, James Gregory Ferry

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Abstract

A nonmotile, gram-positive, spherical organism was isolated from the intestinal tracts of rabbits. Both hydrogen and methanol were required for growth. No methane was produced from hydrogen-carbon dioxide, formate, acetate, methylamines, ethanol, or isopropanol. The optimum pH was 6.8, and the optimum temperature was 35 to 40 degrees C. The DNA G+C content is 23 mol%. The pseudomurein cell wall contained serine. These characteristics and the immunological fingerprinting results are consistent with its placement in the genus Methanosphaera as a new species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)768-771
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume54
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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Methanobacteriaceae
formic acid
hydrogen
Hydrogen
Methylamines
methylamine
2-Propanol
Peptidoglycan
formates
new species
isopropyl alcohol
Methane
Base Composition
Carbon Dioxide
Cell Wall
serine
Serine
methane
Methanol
methanol

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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In: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 54, No. 3, 01.01.1988, p. 768-771.

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