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
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
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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