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
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

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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