Methylococcus capsulatus Foster and Davis (ATCC® 19069)

Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Sewage sludge
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 freeze-dried
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain yes
Medium ATCC® Medium 1306: Nitrate mineral salts medium (NMS)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: 50% methane (CH4) - 50% air
Name of Depositor JW Foster
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- JW Foster <-- RH Davis
Sewage sludge

Foster JW, Davis RH. A methane-dependent coccus, with notes on classification and nomenclature of obligate, methane-utilizing bacteria. J. Bacteriol. 91: 1924-1931, 1966. PubMed: 5937247

Skerman VB, et al. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 30: 225-420, 1980.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X72770 M. capsulatus gene for 16S rRNA (ACM 1292).

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M34758 M. capsulatus (strain ATCC 19069) 5S ribosomal RNA, complete sequence.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AJ563935 Methylococcus capsulatus partial 16S rRNA gene, strain Texas

Notice: Necessary PermitsPermits

These permits may be required for shipping this product:

  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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