Methylococcus capsulatus Foster and Davis (ATCC® 33009)

Strain Designations: NCIB 11132 [Bath, MC]  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations NCIB 11132 [Bath, MC]
Mud and water samples
Type Strain no
Biosafety Level 1
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain

Methylococcus capsulatus str. Bath, complete genome.

Type Strain no
Genome sequenced strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 1306: Nitrate mineral salts medium (NMS)
ATCC® Medium 784: AMS (ammonium mineral salts)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 45°C
Atmosphere: Under a gas mixture of 50% air, 50% methane
Name of Depositor NCIB
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- NCIB <-- R Whittenbury MC
Mud and water samples

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

Leak DJ and Dalton H. Growth yields of methanotrophs. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 23: 470-476, 1986.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X72771 M.capsulatus gene for 16S rRNA (ACM 3302).

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AE017282 Methylococcus capsulatus str. Bath, complete genome.

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