Methylococcus capsulatus Foster and Davis (ATCC® 19069)

Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Sewage sludge
Type Strain yes
Biosafety Level 1
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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