Methylomicrobium album (Whittenbury et al.) Bowman et al. (ATCC® 33003)

Strain Designations: NCIB 11123, BG8  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Methylomonas albus Whittenbury et al.
Strain Designations NCIB 11123, BG8
Muddy water
Type Strain yes
Biosafety Level 1
Product Format frozen
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain yes
Stimulation of intracytoplasmic membrane formation by copper
Medium ATCC® Medium 1057: Methylococcus medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30°C
Atmosphere: Methane (CH4), 50%; air, 50%
Name of Depositor NCIMB
Special Collection NSF - Bacteriology
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- NCIMB <-- R Whittenbury BG8
Muddy water

Whittenbury R, et al. Enrichment, isolation and some properties of methane-utilizing bacteria. J. Gen. Microbiol. 61: 205-218, 1970. PubMed: 5476891

Bowman JP, et al. Revised taxonomy of the methanotrophs: Description of Methylobacter gen. nov., emendation of Methylococcus, validation of Methylosinus and Methylocystis species, and aproposal that the family Methylococcaceae includes only the Group I methanotrophs. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 43: 735-753, 1993.

Brantner CA, et al. Intracytoplasmic membrane formation in Methylomicrobium album BG8 is stimulated by copper in growth medium. Can. J. Microbiol. 43: 672-676, 1997.

Bowman JP, et al. The phylogenetic position of the family Methylococcaceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 45: 182-185, 1995. PubMed: 7857800

Bowman JP, et al. Erratum: The phylogenetic position of the family Methylococcaceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 45: 622, 1995.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : FJ713039 Methylomicrobium album strain ATCC 33003 particulate methane monooxygenase alpha subunit (pmoA) gene, partial cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : EU144025 Methylomicrobium album strain BG8 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence.

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